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A 23-year-old member asked:

is there a reason why i lose weight on birth control?

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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.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Might be thyroid: Birth control hormones can aggravate thyroiditis due to hormone imbalance check with endocrinologist.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you let me know is it remotely possible to lose weight while on birth control?

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Yes: More than remotely possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you lose weight on birth control?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Probably not: It tends to retain water and it may prevent weight loss completely.
Metairie, LA
A 26-year-old female asked:

What can I do to lose weight if I'm been on birth control for over 10 years?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Eat healthy,eat less: To lose a pound a week, eat 500 calories less a day than you regularly eat. This can be accomplished by increasing your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. Have at least two servings of fruits and vegetables at each meals, and vegetables generally have less calories than fruit. Try to avoid fried and fatty foods. Consult a nutritionist for more information
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
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May 12, 2015

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