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A 37-year-old female asked:

does oral contraceptive pills makes you gain weight?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes and sure...: It is one of the side benefit.....a girl becomes a woman on pills ( changes weight and so many other things )
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The oral contraceptives can increase thyroid binding globulin, but it does not increase body weight.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could birth control cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

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Dr. Francine Yep
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Talk with your doc: Any medicine can upset your stomach and cause stomach pains -- including birth control pills. I'm worried because you mentioned breathing problems. Please talk with your doctor right away. Stomach pain and trouble breathing could be acid reflux. But it could also be more serious. Chest pain, shortness of breath, and severe leg pain can be signs of blood clots. Please get help!
A 39-year-old member asked:

I have recently switched birth control pills and am having horrible low back pain. Is this normal?

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Talk to doctor: When switching birth control pills it is not uncommon to have some minor side effects which generally go away in a cycle or two. If it is horrible pain i would speak to your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

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No: Birth control pills may protect you from pelvic inflammatory disease but will not protect you from hiv.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

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Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
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No: The exact opposite. It increased sex hormone binding globulin. Therefore acne and hair growth is less.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

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Don't Worry: Each individual has unique calorie needs based on their basal metabolic rate and level of physical activity. However, calorie counting really should not be undertaken by teenagers. Teens are growing and need good nutrition. Just focus on eating balanced, healthy meals and get plenty of exercise and sleep.

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