Womens Health

Can birth control pills cause night sweats?

Can birth control pills cause night sweats?

Generally they do not do this but the only way to tell for sure is to stop them for a cycle. Progestins can raise the basal body temperature slightly so I don't want to say absolutely that they don't.

More likely culprits are: room temperature is warmer than you are used to, increased evening meal/calories, ingestion of substances that vasodilate (alcohol, medications, hot peppers, caffeine). Medical problems include low grade fevers, hyperthyroidism.

I am on the pill but have been having night sweats. Now I want to go off of the pill but am afraid that my night sweats may get worse. I am only in my early 30's. This isn't premenopausal is it?

It is unlikely to be premature menopause since the pills would be functioning as estrogen replacement even if you were in premature menopause.

Increased mucous discharge after 4 year IUCD use

I have an IUD (four years old) and have not had any problems with it. My last period was about 3 weeks ago, and now I'm having a mucous discharge unlike anything I've ever had, except when I was pregnant and beginning to lose my mucous plug - it's shot-through with blood.

There hasn't been a whole lot of it, but I'm concerned. There's no pain, just a tiny bit of cramping or "heaviness". I have a strange feeling that something is wrong - could there be a problem with my IUD, or a failed pregnancy? Or something going on with my cervix?

It's difficult to say. Be sure to check a pregnancy test because that could explain it. However, it is not that likely that you are pregnant. This may be a symptom that persists for only a short time and then goes away after the next menses or it could be more permanent.

The bleeding can come from IUD irritation (even after 4 years), cervical inflammation, or even uterine bleeding secondary to hormonal fluctuation. It actually doesn't sound like a pregnancy.

As long as the mucous is not yellowish in color and there is no pain associated, you might just wait to see the next cycle if this persists.

Table of Contents
1. Condom breaks
2. Failure rates
3. Switching pill brands
4. Getting pregnant on the Pill?
5. Night sweats when on the Pill
6. Prefer tubal ligation
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