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Injections to gain weight

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No wt loss w/B12: I can't speak for veterinary medicine as I am not a veterinarian. However, as a family physician, i can assure you that i don't give B12 injections to... Read More
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Misconception: B12 will not cause you to lose weight. Unfortunately, that is a common scam in some places, particularly here in south florida. In fact, there are ef... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 46 years experience
No: That is not a usual side efffect.
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Sometimes: Occasionally, steroids can cause an increase in weight. This is an unfortunate side effect of all steroids, but this side effect is often outweighed ... Read More
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: No. A single steroid injection is highly unlikely to cause measurable weight gain. Muscle growth can occur with Anabolic steroids such as the ones ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Most hormonal injections do have anabolic or catabolic effects.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): For birth control usually results in an average weight gain of 9 pounds
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Bodybuilding: How about putting in the work and staying natural and dedicated. Don't cheat yourself with short cuts. Muscle hypertrophy takes weeks to months to est... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Weights: Scott, the only way to gain size in one spot is to build the muscle in that area. Try some gluteal presses, squats, and lunges. They should help. Hope... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
No benefit: There is no use for vitamin B12 injections unless a person is vitamin B12 deficient and has a disease called pernicious anemia.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weight gain is: reported by many women who take Depo shot for contraception, but not all. I don't think the mechanism is clear, but all weight gain is caused by an ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Watch calories, minimize carbohydrate intake, control portion size, no snacking, etc. The weight gained is fat and not water.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Birth control ?'s: Using a progesterone implant, or the "depo" version of progesterone injection will not make one gain weight. Weight gain is strictly an imbalance of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: One injection should not cause weight gain.

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