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What are types of birth control that increase estrogen levels and may cause weight loss?

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Dr. PAUL EUN answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

No weight loss: Increase in estrogen level is not associated with weight loss at all. You will have to look elsewhere for this.

Answered 4/4/2016

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Water weight: There are birth control pills which contain drospirenone as the Progesterone (brand names are Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & yazmin). Drospirenone acts a bit like a diuretic and might cause temporary loss of water weight due to fluid retention. These pills have a greater risk of blood clotting than some others, so weigh the risk/benefit ratio carefully when choosing a birth control pill.

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