Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause cystitis?

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

86%

A bit

6%

Quite a bit

4%

A lot

2%

A great deal

2%

Out of the 1237 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I started this pill after being advised to come off the COCP. It gave me severe cystic acne on my body and face which caused pain and low self-confidence, it also caused very frequent UTI's (which I never had before taking this pill) and issues with the skin of my vulva (burning/dryness/pain) which even consultants could not diagnose or treat. I ended up coming off this pill and going back onto the COCP and all my symptoms went away.

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Noriday worked well for me with regards to my mental health. I didn't notice any major change, unlike other progesterone only pills. However, I had UTIs constantly for the whole time I was on it. I've been off Noriday for a week and my bladder feels back to normal!


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

This was great for my mood and mental stability. Instead of my mood completely dropping drastically and making each month unbearable with emotions, overthinking and mood swings, this gave me a clear head and no drop. I could barely tell when I was due a period. Unfortunately each month I’d have a week of absolute burning and discomfort that made me cry anyway. I came off it to get my body back to normal and just risked the mental health side.


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

52% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

45% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

39% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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