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A 24-year-old female asked:

Do birth control pills cause higher levels of estrogen in the body?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Please see your Gynecologist for a thorough examination and recommendations for treatment. If you don't have confidence in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion.
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What are types of birth control that increase estrogen levels and may cause weight loss?
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No weight loss: Increase in estrogen level is not associated with weight loss at all. You will have to look elsewhere for this.
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What is the best way to increase estrogen levels in my body without taking birth control?
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Not that way: Birth control pills lower the estrogen levels in your body by suppressing ovarian secretion of the hormone.
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Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?
Dr. Aaron Pardini
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A 32-year-old female asked:
When the estrogen in birth control pills affects libido, does the correlation between dosage amount and libido level tend to be positive or negative?
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Low dose pills: Low estrogen dose pills provide both contraception and decrease adverse affects, including libido issues.
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