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Apri Birth Control 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
2-5 lbs: Most people do not gain more than 3-5 lbs. ...Read more
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
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