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Doctor insights on: Apri Birth Control Weight Gain

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,319 doctors shared insights

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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Why is weight gain an issue with birth control?

Why is weight gain an issue with birth control?

Weight gain: Hormones in birth control pills make you retain salt. So initial weight gain is --- water weight gain. However you watch your salt intake and maintain healthy life style ( healthy eating and exercise); weight gain can be avoided. ...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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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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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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How common is weight gain on nuvaring birth control?

How common is weight gain on nuvaring birth control?

Not at all: Nuvaring delivers a very low and steady amount of medication, which has never been shown to directly cause weight gain, base on many studies. Indirect effects and complications appear to be completely comparable to the more traditional birth control pill. ...Read more

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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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How quickly is the weight gain side effect of birth control occur?

How quickly is the weight gain side effect of birth control occur?

Most don't gain: Most pills or other methods of birth control don't cause weight gain for most women. Placebo-controlled trials (comparing women taking sugar pills with those taking bc pills) have shown that both groups of women gain weight, but that women taking bc pills didn't gain more than those who were taking inactive/sugar pills. Depo provera, (medroxyprogesterone) bc shot is more likely to cause wt gain. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Apri (Definition)

Apri is a birth control pill that combines the hormones ethinyl Estradiol and the Progesterone desogesterel. Desogestrel is a 3rd generation progesterone. That may be linked to a higher risk of blood clots than older progesterones. But the risk of blood clots is still much lower ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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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