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Joint pain in knees, toes, lower back. Blood tests normal. On birth control pills. Advise?

hi i am 28 yrs old and took birth control pills for 4 months, and has stopped them for six months now, but since i started taking them i have had terrible joint pain in my knees , toes and lower back, i have been tested for every possible blood test, but everything seems to be normal, the only effect would be the pills, so if that so, what can i do to stop the pain?? since they cause water retention, they could've caused my joint to dry and i need to dehydrate them again, please provide me with any possible solution
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Let me explain you one thing that control pills , no doubt causes fluid retention in body but very mild.
It was imere coincidence that you took pills and got pain in the joints.
This is a misconception that these pills develops joint pain , however fluid retention can't be denied.
Joints pain as you stated in your query is in knee, toe, lower back pain.
May be due to rheumatoid arthritis ,
GOUT ( most probable cause as pain is in toe).
Consult an Orthopaedician and get his opinion.
Get in blood for uric acid, Rheumatic factor, C B C , E S R ( chronic infection for osteomyelitis & tuberculosis).
Lower back pain might be due to pelvic inflammatory disease and Gynaecologist will help you.
One more misconception is dehydration of joints , you know ,what is meaning of this , if joint dehydrated then , how will you walk.
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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