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losing weight on birth control

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably not: It tends to retain water and it may prevent weight loss completely.

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: When you take birth control, your testosterone levels fall. For a few women this can lead to weight loss.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Might be thyroid: Birth control hormones can aggravate thyroiditis due to hormone imbalance check with endocrinologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: More than remotely possible.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise and diet: Exercising more than 30 mins day with moderate exertion and eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can ensure your success to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The birth control pill has been studied extensively with respect to weight change and there is no direct effect on weight. It does have a tendency t ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See your doctor: If you are losing weight, it's best to check in with the doctor, who put you on the birth control pills. They need to be notified. Then, you'll have p ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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COPPER IUD: or the simultaneous use of condoms and spermicidal foam or gel
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Run, swim, or bike: To have a leaner body that burns more calories, one can do some daily running, swimming, or bicycling... at least 25-30 minutes a day. Her doctor migh ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Withdrawal : Withdrawal of birth control is highly unlikely to cause weight gain. Without birth control you may be pregnant which can cause an initial, significant ... Read More

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