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The woman can feel queasy as a result of the intake of birth control pills. This happens because of the high dose of estrogen which can cause irritation in the stomach. It is a common side effect in the initial days of taking the pills- it can last as long as 3 months, in some cases more.

Vaginal Discharge

Women using oral pills can experience an increased discharge of vaginal liquid. It might seem desirable during sexual activity but a constant discharge of the same can be irritable. It is not usually harmful but if the smell or the color is out of ordinary it can be a sign of infection and medical help should be sought.

Breast Tenderness

Women who use oral contraceptives as a method of birth control often notice breast tenderness and/or enlargement. If breast lumps are noticed along with continuous pains, a medical examination should be sort immediately. Supportive bras can keep the enlarged breasts in check. 

Missed Menstruations

Regular use of birth control can make the woman miss her periods or make her have irregular periods says the American Family Physician. It is majorly caused by the hormonal imbalance in the body. In case you miss your birth pills make sure to take a pregnancy test if you miss your periods. 


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Some side effects caused by the oral contraceptives can last for over a year. Bowel water retention and bloating a couple of examples of gastrointestinal tract disorders that women might experience when they start the birth pill regimen. 

Dark Spots On The Face

Melasma is a type of skin discoloration. A regular regimen of oral pills can also cause melasma. Women who use birth control pills have been noticed to have brown spots on their skin, especially the face. Acne and pimples can also appear on the face because of the same.