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A 45-year-old female asked:

Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills? switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now gaining water weight. estrogen is same.

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Well...: In studies there is no difference in weight changes between those on the pill and those not. Watch the soft drinks, teas and fruit juices, loaded with sugar. It would be the Progesterone in higher doses, depo-provera causes weight gain, not likely from the pill though.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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