does birth control make your boobs bigger?

dear heather,
Do birth control pills make your boobs bigger, because all my friends who have used them have gotten bigger boobs and I don’t know if that happened naturally or because of the pills.

According to Dr. Karen Rosewater, who specializes in adolescent medicine, increased breast size is a very common side effect of taking the pill. The pill has the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are factors in breast development.

“Sometimes these changes are lasting and sometimes they are not,” she says. Some women may simply experience bloating, which gives the appearance of larger breasts–this is usually temporary.

But neither situation is dangerous, she says. At most, the sudden change might cause discomfort or pain, which can be relieved by taking Ibuprofen and applying cold compresses.

take care,
heather


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