I just wanted to ask you something about birth control pills. I started taking the pill for the first time a few months ago but I am not sexually active. I only take it to try and make my boobs grow bigger. Will this actually work? My boobs actually just hurt a little. Will they eventually grow and how long does it take?
The short answer is this: yes, birth control pills can make your breasts grow larger sometimes. But… well, there are a lot of buts that are pretty important to get into here.
Birth control pills are made with two hormones called estrogen and progestin. An increase in these hormones in your body can indeed make your boobs bigger – or at least make them feel or look better. Let me explain. These hormones can cause fluid retention, which can cause your breasts to feel engorged – almost like you’re bloated in your boobs – but this feeling only lasts when you are taking these hormones. So, the moment you go off of them, like even during your placebo week, your breasts will look less large.
However, it’s also true that these hormones can sometimes lead to breast tissue growth, and that’s the kind that will last longer. Not forever, though – once you go off of the pills, those effects will wear off, and your breasts might get smaller.
Of course, these kinds of side effects can vary from person to person. Some girls report feeling like their boobs get bigger the moment they go on the Pill, while other girls say they never notice a difference. It depends on your body and all of that good stuff.
As for the soreness you’re feeling in your breasts, that is definitely not uncommon. The Pill is known to create some breast tenderness, especially when a woman first starts taking it. It shouldn’t be a terrible pain, but it will feel pretty sore and a little uncomfortable as your body adjusts. If it’s a really bad pain or if it’s been months of consistent pain, you should let your doctor know – you might need to change pills.
The moral of the story is this: if you are taking birth control pills just to get bigger boobs, it’s not really the best idea. There’s a good chance the pill won’t do anything, and even if it does, it’s not going to be a significant change – and it’s not going to last once your’e off of them. Being on the Pill is great for a lot of reasons, but breast growth isn’t high on that list.
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