A 25-year-old female asked:
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with the depo-provera birth-control most side effects are weight gain.what does it mean for your body when it makes you lose weight?

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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo-provera: Depo-provera is progesterone (long acting) and can cause increased fluid to accumulate in your body, which raises one's weight. It does not cause increased fat nor does it cause loss of weight. Weight loss can be caused by increased stress and many other disorders, so see your healthcare provider if this continues.
Answered on Dec 30, 2014
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Dr. Andrew Blazar
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It depends: On you. If the Depo-Provera worked well other than the weight gain, you will likely do well with a medicated iud or an under the skin implant.
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