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nikki3600
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I understand that this is also a sign of pregnancy, but Ive been wondering if it could also be a side effect of the pill. Ive reciently discovered that I have dark circles around my nipples. Whenever your pregnant, i understand that hormones changes cause this, but since my pill contains hormones, could it be causing this? I have no other reason to believe that I'm pregnant. Double protection(condoms+ birthcontrol) has been used. And I've gained ten pounds and my boobs are sligtly tender, but I understand these are also side effects from the pill. And I've only been sexually active for three weeks.
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Breast changes -- in size, color, shape or the way they feel -- are a very common side effect of the pill.

That ten pounds likely isn't related to your pill, though, unless it's water weight.

However, both breast changes AND weight changes are very, very typical during puberty, which often isn't complete until people are in their 20s.

Unless you haven't been using your pill properly, or started having intercourse using only your pill in the first cycle, pregnancy is not likely. And these certainly would not be likely to be pregnancy symptoms if you'd never had intercourse until three weeks ago.

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Thank you, maam. It's surley water weight. It's around my hips and what not. I also went on vacation and didnt run like I normally do for about a week and a half. I was googling the dark circles and all that was coming up was that i was pregnant. So, I was starting to get worried. :/
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Heather
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Dr. Google is a really crummy doctor. Seriously.

Better bet? Ditch Dr. Google, and when you have an earnest health concern, just call in to your actual doctor's office. Often you won't even have to go in, and they can take care of your concern by phone when it's something like this.

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please delete this topic from my profile
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Heather
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enthusiasm: topics are not listed as part of people's profile. You've made a few posts like this now, and I'm not sure what you're asking for or misunderstanding.

But we can't delete topics from people's profiles because they aren't part of them.

To see what IS part of your profile, click "my profile" near the top right of this page, where anything that is actually part of your profile is something you have the power to adjust or change.

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one thing i did not understood is that I did not ask question of Pill or pregnancy then how it came in my profile?
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Heather
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Topics aren't listed in anyone's profiles, so I have no idea what you're looking at.

However, one thing you or anyone can click are a list of topics you have recently visited. If you visited a topic like that, then it would (temporarily) be listed in recent topics you visited.

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