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Will the birth control pill make me gain weight

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Birth control pills do not actually make you gain weight. It all comes down to how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn each day. Pre ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Loloestrin: My #1 pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen, the lowest dose u can take, no guarntees but I have not had any of my pts complain of wt gain on that pill , so m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nurit Winkler
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Almost none: The idea of gaining weight with bcp is common but not proven. The new generation of bcp have very low dose of hormones and do not cause weight gain. T ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't: Birth control pills do not cause weight gain. This is a myth.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
Oral contraceptives: Birth control pills are designed to stop ovarian function temporarily and hence there effects are reversible even after long term use including fertil ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several options: Depending on other risk factors you could be a candidate for low dose (20 mcg estrogen) birth control pills. You could also use a Progesterone only b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depoprovera: Despite common internet myths most birth control methods do not impact weight. Depoprovera injections are an exception as the type of Progesterone is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience Gynecology
Low dose pills: Most birth control pills are not associated with any more than 5 pounds of weight gain and that can happen with eating out at a restaurant once a week ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
40 years experience Gynecology
Not on low dose: When compared with women using nonhormonal methods of birth control, women using NuvaRing or low dose pills do not show any difference in weight gain. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes!: Contrary to popular belief, birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cau ... Read More
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