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A 23-year-old female asked:

Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

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Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
Birth control: Most birth control pills contain the same type of estrogen component which is ethinyl estradiol. There no evidence that i know of that a different form of estrogen will lower the chance of weight gain.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

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Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program.
A 23-year-old female asked:

How much weight can you gain with birth control pills?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends on you: Weight gain on birth control pills depends on your diet and your exercise. Studies do not show birth control pills cause weight gain. If you gain weight on birth control pills then focus on your food intake and activity level.

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