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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Not likely: Their is no evidence to support that oral contraceptives cause weight gain. If their is an increase in weight it is very small. The routine steps to prevent weight gain would still apply including a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control and weight gain?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control and weight gain?

Shouldn't be a probl: Problem. You'd want the lowest hormone level birth control pills. These would not cause weight gain (which is associated with higher amounts of progesterone).
also, consider behavioral issues of dieting
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Can birth control cause weight gain?

Can birth control cause weight gain?

Yes: Unfortunately, birth control can cause weight gain, some more so than others, so if it is a big problem for you please discuss this with your ob/gyn or your family doctor! ...Read more

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I missed two periods, not on birth control, no weight gain - could I be pregnant?

I missed two periods, not on birth control, no weight gain - could I be pregnant?

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

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Would it be a good idea to take birth control for no weight gain?

Would it be a good idea to take birth control for no weight gain?

No: Birth control is not taken to change weight
one way or other, it may cause some fluid
retention in some patients and cause minimal weight gain.Weight gain goes away in few months. ...Read more

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Can someone taking a birth control pill control weight gain?

Can someone taking a birth control pill control weight gain?

Yes!: Contrary to popular belief, birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cause a slight amount of water retention. As long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise, you can control your weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control pill and weight gain?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control pill and weight gain?

Watch diet: Birth control pills do not actually make you gain weight. It all comes down to how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn each day. Pregnancy causes actual weight gain. Try to increase activity and make lower calorie food choices. ...Read more

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Do all birth control pills cause weight gain?  

Do all birth control pills cause weight gain?  

No.: Contrary to popular belief, it birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cause a slight amount of water retention. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones: Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does the birth control pill cause weight gain? (Levora)

Does the birth control pill cause weight gain? (Levora)

Weight gain is: A possible side effect of Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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I want to know if gianda (2 mg dienogest + 0, 03 mg ethynil estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain.?

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

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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

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I have irregular periods, its always late, sometimes its 2 month late, sometime 1month, 15days late. Will birth control pill results weight gain?

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

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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?

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

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Which birth control does not cause weight gain?

Which birth control does not cause weight gain?

Weight gain: 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

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Can the birth control pill triquilar cause weight gain?

Can the birth control pill triquilar cause weight gain?

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

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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.

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

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Best birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

Best birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

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

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Please describe a good birth control that doesn't cause weight gain?

Please describe a good birth control that doesn't cause weight gain?

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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What is the best birth control for endometriosis with no weight gain?

What is the best birth control for endometriosis with no weight gain?

Shouldn't be a probl: Problem. With endometriosis, you'd want the lowest hormone level birth control pills. These would not cause weight gain (which is associated with higher amounts of progesterone). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best birth control for endometriosis with no weight gain?

Can you tell me what is the best birth control for endometriosis with no weight gain?

Any standard pill: Is good in general. Ortho cyclen is such an example -- available in generic. Birth control pills should generally not cause weight gain. It is a myth. ...Read more

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Which birth control helps acne and prevents weight gain?

Which birth control helps acne and prevents weight gain?

Acne: You have acne and are on birth control at 50? You clearly have significant hormonal issues and may be peri-menapausal and should consult your GYN. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more