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Birth Control And Weight Gain
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Quite possibly: You do not have to gain weight in early pregnancy as a symptom of pregnancy. You should have a pregnancy test done to determine if you are pregnant. If not, and you miss a third period see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I had a bad reaction going off birth control pills (weight gain, acne, mood swings). Is there a way to ease off them to make the transition easier?
Does ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control cause weight gain/bloating? I have tried other low-estrogen bc pills and had awful side effects with weight gain.
See below: Do you have a name of what you are taking? ...Read more
Why do so many people complain of birth control pills causing weight gain? Is this a legitimate issue or is the pill being blamed unjustly?
Further data: Has come to suggests that weight changes (particularly gain) are minimal on oral contraceptives. Later data seems to suggest that this is more of a perceived problem and that if there is weight gain, it's minimal and more related to fluid retention. Unfortunately, its a bit of myth going back to when birth control contained much higher doses of estrogens which can lead to increased appetite. ...Read more
I want to know if gianda (2 mg dienogest + 0, 03 mg ethynil estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain.?
Wt Always=FoodChoice: While a few molecules affect appetite some, the impact (s) is typically quite small; the reason no one has ever come up with an effective wt loss medication. Our bodies are open systems: atoms/molecules coming in ; out for life. Current wt result of the amount currently retained; wt loss/gain always a function of food choices/types, body controls/use ; rate of removal. Calories not correct issue. ...Read more
I want to know if zoely (2, 5 mg nomegestrol acetate + 1, 5 mg estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain.
Generally, no: Oral birth control pills are not as likely to cause you to gain weight as other forms of contraception. Long acting progesterones like the shot or the implant are most often associated with increased appetite and weight gain. If you are worried about side effects of the pill, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have irregular periods, its always late, sometimes its 2 month late, sometime 1month, 15days late. Will birth control pill results weight gain?
not likely: Most women who start birth control pills or other methods of birth control don't have side effects. The most common one for pills is irregular bleeding for the first 1-3 months; other methods like the shot are more likely to cause irregular bleeding at least at first. Other side effects can be nausea, headaches, mood changes, breast tenderness. Most women don't gain weight with the pill. ...Read more
Is it normal to have breast growth at 21 been same size for years now grown dramatically im not pregnant? Not on birth control or had weight gain?
Breast growth: Breast growth depends on both genetic and environmental factors. It is normal for the breast to change size with age. The most dramatic changes are seen at puberty, pregnancy, menopause, with changes in weight and with certain medications. Growth that is asymmetrical or localized is the most concerning. Bilateral enlargement is usually normal, but dramatic changes are worth having checked out. ...Read more
Weight gain is not very common in women taking birth control but it can happen from time to time.
You should set up an appointment to see a gynecologist and make sure you tell the doctor how much weight you have gained and how long that has been happening.
You will almost certainly get good advice. ...Read more
Loestrin 28: Has the least side effects. Try it. ...Read more
Which of these birth control pills cause more weight gain? Zoely, gianda, microlut... Any one (and dose)? I have 23 years old.
Any birth control pi: Pill could cause wt gain, at yoru age u shoudl be on the lowest dose one loloestrin- 10 mcg estrogen- the safest and none of my pts complain of wt gain and if u want no more kids you should get an in office transcervical tubal that I do in my office, easy takes 5 minutes called adiana or essure. ...Read more
37yr old starting bc for pain ov cysts what is a good 2nd gen birth control pill with no weight gain acne or facial hair effects worried about clots.
Loloestrin the best: My #1 pill I prescribe, it is only 10 mcg estrogen the safest pill, least chance for blood clot, wt gain, bloating also since it is 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills u are only off for 2 days less chance cyst formation and lighter to no periods, and your doc should have samples to start u off and mail order $45 for 3 months, I am giving a lecture tonight on advantages of loloestrin. ...Read more
IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They release low amounts of hormone daily and so will not affect your weight. ...Read more
Many choices: Non hormonal birth control such as condoms or a diaphragm won't case weight gain. Nor should iuds. Most low dose combined birth control pills do not show any significant weight changes. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is the method most commonly associated with weight gain. ...Read more
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