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Can the camila birth control pill make me gain weight?

Can the camila birth control pill make me gain weight?

No: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Who do birth control pills make me gain weight?

Who do birth control pills make me gain weight?

Probably don't: This is a common concern it has been studies many times. Birth control pills do not cause signifiant weight gain. Diet and exercise are the key to weight management -- as well as avoiding pregnancy before you are ready ...Read more

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What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

Loloestrin: My #1 pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen, the lowest dose u can take, no guarntees but I have not had any of my pts complain of wt gain on that pill, so make an appt with your gyn, I also give my pts., some samples to start out with, it is a brand name pill which is much better than a generic pill, and there is no generic for that pill, and also there is a $10 off coupon u can print. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is least likely to make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is least likely to make me gain weight?

Almost none: The idea of gaining weight with bcp is common but not proven. The new generation of bcp have very low dose of hormones and do not cause weight gain. The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was one of the only contraceptive methods that was associated with weight gain but it is rarely used now days. ...Read more

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Does the birth control pill make you gain weight or become infertile? I am 18 and have been on it for 3-4 years

Does the birth control pill make you gain weight or become infertile? I am 18 and have been on it for 3-4 years

Oral contraceptives: Birth control pills are designed to stop ovarian function temporarily and hence there effects are reversible even after long term use including fertility though it may take a few cycles unless there are underlying issues at the time bcp were initiated regards weight gain they do have a high level of estrogen which can cause fluid retention despite myths there should not be a gain of more than few. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is better for me if I have high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 also one that will not make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is better for me if I have high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 also one that will not make me gain weight?

Several options: Depending on other risk factors you could be a candidate for low dose (20 mcg estrogen) birth control pills. You could also use a Progesterone only birth control pill, or consider the use of an iud. Those options mostly don't cause weight gain - though some women are very sensitive to hormones and can gain weight easily with them. ...Read more

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What type of birth control pill helps you gain weight?

What type of birth control pill helps you gain weight?

Only progesterone: Only, progesterone dependent contraceptive methods are known for any type of minimal weight gain. The most obvious one is Depo provera injections. ...Read more

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What types of birth control pill will not make you gain weight?

Low dose pills: Most birth control pills are not associated with any more than 5 pounds of weight gain and that can happen with eating out at a restaurant once a week. People always worry about weight gain but with the low dose pills that are out these days, it just isn't a reality. Most weight gain is from food indiscretions or poor choices that we make on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Can you gain more weight with nouvaring than the birth control pill?

Can you gain more weight with nouvaring than the birth control pill?

Not on low dose: When compared with women using nonhormonal methods of birth control, women using NuvaRing or low dose pills do not show any difference in weight gain. Unfortunately, most women tend to gain weight as they get older, and this probably has more to do with the slowing of the metabolic rate than anything else. ...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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Could I have gained weight because of the birth control pill? I hear varying opinions about that.

Could I have gained weight because of the birth control pill? I hear varying opinions about that.

Not usually: Most studies have shown that women do not gain weight by taking birth control pills. There is a definite belief this is not true among patients but reasonable studies have suggested otherwise. In the past, pills containing greater amounts of estrogen seemed to increase weight; whereas today's low dose pills do not seem to. Of course, any individual person can gain weight on any pill. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is weight gain inevitable when on the birth control pill?

Please tell me, is weight gain inevitable when on the birth control pill?

No: Their is no evidence to support the idea that birth control pills cause weight gain. If their is a relationship between the two it is unusual. Most women do not gain weight from taking birth control pills. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is recommended for the least amount of weight gain?

What birth control pill is recommended for the least amount of weight gain?

Lowest dose: Some women gain and others lose but I would take the pill that is considered the lowest dose. ...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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Need expert opinion on when gaining weight from the birth control pill-is it water weight or actual fat?

Weight issues: Studies suggest that women that go on birth control pills can either gain weight, not gain weight or remain the same. Most people that gain weight are looking for answers why. Taking medication at around the same time can give a suggested connection. However most likely one does not exist. ...Read more

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What birth control pill does not cause weight gain?

What birth control pill does not cause weight gain?

Every pill can: Hopefully u are not taking the pill at your age, the lowest dose pill loloestrin has the least cahnce of wt gain, that is my #1 pill I write and have not had anyone complain of wt gain and if u need to take the pill at your age u should be on that pill since it only has 10 mcg of estrogen so lesshance of blood clot, etc. ...Read more

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What birth control pill has least side effects and weight gain?

What birth control pill has least side effects and weight gain?

Loestrin 28.: At age 48, you will be starting menapause and will no longer need bc. Your period will stop auromatically. ...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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I am on the birth control pill...will the pill cause weight gain?

I am on the birth control pill...will the pill cause weight gain?

Birth control pill: Birth control pills are in frequent use around the world and weight gain is not caused by these pills.

If you are gaining weight see a dietitian for advice. ...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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Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

No pill: Has been shown conclusively to cause weight gain, although many choose to believe it. No birth control pills have an absolutely consistent side effect profile either. All birth control pill choices basically come down to 'try it and see.'. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a birth control pill that will not cause extreme weight gain?

Does anyone know of a birth control pill that will not cause extreme weight gain?

Depends: In average the weight gain while taking birth controll pills averages around 5 pounds. So is not that bad. It is very important to have an active lifestyle and adequate diet while taking birth controll pills. ...Read more

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Can the birth control pill cause blood clots and make u gain weight?

Blood clots a risk: The major issue is the increased risk of blood clots. This is not a major risk but anyone with a past history of clots should not use oral contraceptives. Smokers should also avoid this med as smoking increases the risks of blood clots from oral contraceptives significantly. ...Read more

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What's the best birth control pill that will not decrease libido or cause weight gain?

What's the best birth control pill that will not decrease libido or cause weight gain?

Most are good: The triphasic types seem to have the least adverse effects and are as efficacious. ...Read more

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