I don’t know about you, but I definitely asked myself, “Maybe it’ll make my boobs bigger?” when I contemplated taking birth control. The idea that your chest size will increase if you’re taking contraception has been a long-standing myth, to be sure, but does birth control make your boobs bigger? Like, actually make them bigger? The answer is yes, sort of. According to the following researches, you will probably notice a slight difference, but your boobs will probably return to their previous state after a few cycles of birth control and as your body becomes accustomed to the oral contraceptive itself.
For those who aren’t aware and/or haven’t been introduced to the pill just yet, According to Kid’s Health birth control is a daily pill that contains a combination of the synthetic hormones estrogen and progestin, which means that taking birth control on a regular basis increases the natural hormone levels in your body. According to Healthline, breast enlargement is likely caused by fluid retention or temporary weight gain. Over time, your body should get used to the increased hormones and the side effects, like enlarged breasts and weight gain, should subside. In short, yes: an increase in cup side could be a side effect of birth control, but it will be temporary so, well, don’t go too crazy buying extra bras just yet.
So what other side effects can birth control cause? Well, according to WebMD, oral contraceptives can cause nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, and changes in menstruation, although most of these should regulate themselves after two or three cycles of birth control. If they do not, you might want to speak to your health care provider about trying a different kind of hormonal birth control that might not cause continued side effects. In rare circumstances, Medical News Today says birth control can also cause some more severe side effects like blood clots, heart attack and stroke. But, again, those are extremely rare.
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