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Side-effects of birth control shots

 Contraceptive injections when injected into a muscle, this helps you to prevent pregnancy. These are usually injected into buttocks which stops ovulation for a considerable period of time. This has benefits like you need not to remember dates to take contraceptive pills, no need to worry about condoms even. Apart from advantages these also have side-effects too. Most prominent side-effect is disrupted period.  Some of common side-effects are:

  • Prolonged period, heavy flow, irregularities in period, even periods are absent at times.
  • Headaches, tummy aches
  • Dizziness, weakness, weight gain.
  • May delay in gaining fertility

One must consult a good doctor before opting for contraceptive injections. Risks of brittle bones, what we call osteoporosis, breast tenderness and even some time women experiences menopause-type symptoms too. Thinning of bones can be resulted and bones revert to normal when these injections are stopped. Please remember to occasional review your doctor for better problem free life. One may also have swelling at the site of injection, may develop pain and skin allergies too. So the practice must be done under the guidance of an expert doctor. Ladies suffered from recent cases of breast cancer or hepatitis should not go for this.


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