Patch and tender breasts

How our community feel they have been impacted by tender breasts on patch

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Out of the 97 reviews for patch, 45 people (46%) reported tender breasts.

Reviewers that reported tender breasts as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th May 24

I’ve tried sooo many contraceptions and this is the first one I’ve tried with very minimal side effects. My moods have been very stable, I have less PMS symptoms, my weight hasn’t changed and my sex drive hasn’t changed. When I want to hide the patch I just apply it to my lower belly where my undies would sit so that aspect is not a problem either.

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Somewhat positive mood

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th May 24

I’ve been on the patch for 8/9 months now and my experience is mixed. I love the convenience of a patch, and that stomach issues don’t affect the effectiveness like the pill. However, I have had the worst skin I’ve ever had with rosacea suddenly appearing after 3 months on patch use. I’ve never had bad skin before and suddenly have done after this with no other lifestyle changes. Recently I’ve had spotting in my 3rd week of using the patch, this never happened previously. I’ve also had a weight gain, and tender breasts.

Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful


Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

The patch was extremely convenient to use and it did make my periods more regular however I had extreme headaches whilst on it which hugely affected my life. I didn’t think it was to do with my patch initially however as soon as I removed it as a final resort, my headaches went. They were totally debilitating.

Very negative mood

0 helpful


Patch common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

49% of patch reviewers reported breast enlargement

46% of patch reviewers reported tender breasts

39% of patch reviewers reported period like cramps

34% of patch reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

33% of patch reviewers reported vaginal discharge

Possible patch side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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