Is the Birth Control Pill Making You Sick? Burning Vulva Syndrome


Dr. Oz: Is the Birth Control Pill Making You Sick?

Can the birth control pill be hurting millions of women without them even knowing? Dr. Oz talked on his show about how doctors are now finding disturbing things about the pill, despite the fact that the pill has helped three generations of women.

It turns out the reason some women have serious side effects when they take birth control pills could be found in their DNA. Gynecologist Dr. Lauren Streicher told Dr. Oz that many women have low libido when they’re on the pill, but some women can actually have physical changes, which causes vaginal pain. Dr. Streicher said many gynecologists aren’t aware that the pill can cause physical pain, which means the gynecologist may not believe the woman who complains of pain after taking the pill from putting in a tampon or when they get intimate with a partner.

Dr. Oz: What Is Burning Vulva Syndrome?

Is the Birth Control Pill Making You Sick? Burning Vulva Syndrome

Dr. Oz talked about how birth control pills can cause Burning Vulva Syndrome in some women and what this syndrome entails. He also looked at alternative contraception like the IUD.



  1. Ellen says

    Dear Dr. Oz,

    I’m a senior citizen, and I’m wondering if your also relating the use of hormone replacement therapy to be the cause of Vulvar Pain Syndrome, as I have vulvodynia, which is vulvar burning and pain, and use hormone replacement therapy.
    I would really appreciate a reply of your thoughts.
    Thank you, Ellen

  2. Tara says

    I was only on the low dose pill for about 4 months and I’ve been off it for almost a month. This pain will not go away. I was checked for every possible infection and everything came back clean. So I know it is this, because it started a soon after I started the pill. What should I do? Will it heal on its own? I’m 19 years old by the way.

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