Side Effects of Logynon

Combined Contraceptive Pill »

There are certain side effects that are associated with the contraceptive pill. This is just like any other medication and the majority are not serious. Most women do not experience any side effects from the pill and if they do, they do not last longer than the first few months of the pill. However, there are some side effects that you should look out for and report to your doctor because they can be dangerous to your health.

Serious side effects

There are some signs that may be indicative of serious medical conditions whilst using the pill. It is important that you let your doctor know immediately if you experience any of these. Signs of breast cancer can include dimpling of the skin, nipple changes or lumps in your breast. You should also seek medical attention if you experience chest pains, numbness in your body, coughing for no reason, swelling of limbs, pain in your leg, changes in vision, difficulty breathing or severe headaches because they could be signs of blood clots.

The pill has been linked to cervical cancer so if you have bloody vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, pelvic pains or vaginal bleeding you should report your symptoms. Also, the pill has been linked to some liver diseases so report any jaundice, hepatitis, whole body itchiness or severe pain in the abdomen. There is also a risk of experiencing an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the pill so tell your doctor immediately if you have swelling of the face, tongue or mouth.

More common side effects

A number of women have reported vaginal bleeding in between periods. It is normal to experience slight spotting or bleeding whilst taking the pill but you should tell your doctor if it becomes heavy. You may also experience nausea, headaches, mood swings, changes in your sex drive, stomach upsets, sore breasts or problems whilst wearing contact lenses. 

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