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Is there a birth control that doesn't cause weight gain, hair loss or tremors?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Contraceptive choice: Hi. No birth control should cause tremors. Some women experience weight gain and/or hair loss with estrogen/progestin BCPs or progestin devices. There are IUDs, condoms, diaphragms, cervical cap. Talk with your gyn about what may work best for you. Good luck!
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Ha! I saw another doc say abstinence! A normal 22 year old? I'm still laughing!
Nov 17, 2014
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: The lower dose pills are not associated with any of these side effects. Also could consider using condoms, IUD, implants, progesterone only depot preparations.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills contrary to most believe have minimal effect on weight usually due to water retention and effect of estrogen. Doubt BCP and trmor association. Discuss with your doctor trial of different BCP with higher progesteron
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 30 years experience
Since birth control pills are comprised of equine (horse) estrogens and synthetic progestin (not progesterone), there are many other options that do not put women at the increased risk for breast cancer that OCPs do.
Nov 17, 2014

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