What side effects can Microgynon give you?
Some women who are taking Microgynon experience side effects. Not everyone gets them, but these are the ones to look out for.
Common side effects (between 1-10% of women who use Microgynon will get one of these side effects):
Uncommon side effects (less than 1% of women who use Microgynon will get one of these side effects):
- Skin rash, which can be itchy
Rare side effects (less than 0.1% of women who use Microgynon will get one of these side effects):
- Finding your contact lenses suddenly uncomfortable
- Discharge from the breast or the vagina
There are also some common questions that people have about Microgynon.
Will Microgynon cause me to gain weight? – some women who take Microgynon do find that they gain some weight. More rarely, others find that they actually lose weight. However, the majority of women do not notice weight changes after starting Microgynon. And, women who do report weight gain only notice small changes to their weight.
Will Microgynon cause me to have mood swings? – some women find changes to their mood after they start taking Microgynon. The majority of women report that their mood is normal when they are on Microgynon.
Is there a link between Microgynon and cancer? – there may be a link between taking the Pill and cervical cancer. However, it’s not clear whether it’s the Pill that causes cancer or whether it is another factor, such as having sex without using a condom.
Taking the Pill slightly increases your risk of getting breast cancer. So, you should not take Microgynon if you currently have breast cancer or you have had it in the past. The risk of getting breast cancer is higher if you have a close relative that has had breast cancer or if you have a high body mass index (BMI). So, you should tell your doctor if this is the case.