Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause pelvic infection?

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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

93%

A bit

3%

Quite a bit

2%

A great deal

1%

A lot

1%

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

Reviewers that reported pelvic infection as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

Hana was my first experience of taking a contraceptive at the age of 33. It was generally a positive experience. It really reduced the PMDD symptoms I was experiencing and made the week before my period more manageable. My period was lighter and less painful overall. There were some negatives,my sex drive completely disappeared and I experienced vaginal dryness. My periods were less regular and sometimes I would have two back to back with just a few days in between. Because they were so light it wasn't a huge problem. The biggest issue was I realised that in balancing out my hormonal mood swings it felt like it had gone too far and I was overall emotionally flat. I realised that I wasn't really myself, it was subtle and it took me a while to realise.

Read more

Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

  •  Still using

overall it has stopped pregnancy which is the main reason for taking. the side affects as I’ve got older are a lot more noticeable the longer I’ve been on it. Anxiety, depression, weight gain.. currently looking for an alternative


Top side effects not reported

4 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 23

  •  Stopped using

Was always on my period when taking this pill, bled non stop for 3 months. Was horrible and gave mood swings. Stopped taking in the end as could barely have sex as constant bleeding, so wasn't even worth it.


Top side effects not reported

2 helpful

0 comments

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

Best selling Progestogen-only / Mini pill in the UK

Cerelle pill reviews


Top contraceptives for sale in the UK


Top 5 types of contraception for women

Order online

Order online now

Use our online prescription in under 5 mins

  • No GP appointment needed

  • Free standard delivery

Speak to a doctor

Not sure yet? Speak to a doctor

Schedule an appointment now

87% of women are happier with their contraceptive choice after speaking with one of The Lowdown's doctors

The Lowdown

Women's health, reviewed.

Get the best women’s health info in your inbox

You are signing up to receive The Lowdown's latest findings and news in women's health. Your data will be used in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie policy

Built by doctors and experts

Our tools are made by medical professionals for your peace of mind

Pharmacy services provided by Phlo Technologies Ltd. GPhC reg number: 9011171

When you click on some links on this site, we may get a small affiliate commission