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started the patch and have the urge to pee constantly

So I started the birth control patch probably about 7-8 days ago and now I have the urge to pee constantly. & it hurts. It feels like a uti, definitely doesn't hurt as bad. But I also have been drinking water with creatine which would normally give you water weight plus my workout supplement have water-ex which makes you loose that water weight. But I'm wondering if it's the birth control or that.
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replied January 24th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

There is nothing called as a Perfect hormonal contraceptive.

All hormonal contraceptive methods (including oral pills) carry various forms of side effects and some women experience severe effects while others have minimal issues.

The most common side effects of any form of hormonal contraceptives include
1. Menstrual irregularities , Spotting.
2. premenstrual syndrome,
3.. headache ,migraine,
4. Breast pain, tenderness OR discomfort,
5. nausea, vomiting and
6. abdominal pain, discomfort and / or tenderness.
7. weight gain

The possibility that a individual user has specific side effect is highly variable.

It would be recommended that you do a urinalysis , which will help to rule out any urinary infection.
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