A 20-year-old female asked:
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taking junel fe birth control pills for about 6 months. i've gained 5-6 pounds within this time and feel bloated everyday. should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes
Answered on Jan 23, 2016
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
33 years experience Family Medicine
May not be related: Yes please see a doctor Your bloating and weight gain may have nothing to do with the birth control pill. Most women do not gain weight on the pill. studies show that the only contraception which causes weight gain is Depo-Provera. Please check pregnancy test if you haven't. Many many women become pregnant every year while taking the pill. Both IUDs & implant much more effective than pills
Answered on Jan 23, 2016

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