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Please tell me can fat/obese women take the birth control pill?

Please tell me can fat/obese women take the birth control pill?

Usually yes: Weight or BMI should not restrict use of OCP. Age over 35, high blood pressure, smokers, and women with known clotting disorders should not take them. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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47 y/o with history of PCOS/obesity. Essure and ablation in Jan 2013, but no follow up to make sure successful. Do I still need to use birth control?

47 y/o with history of PCOS/obesity. Essure and ablation in Jan 2013, but no follow up to make sure successful. Do I still need to use birth control?

Yes: The official answer is you need to use protection or have the HSG to verify the tubes are blocked. Your chance of pregnancy at this time is low, but not zero. ...Read more

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Ejaculated inside of overweight (not obese) girl with pcos that was not on birth control. Few times. Doesn't have normal cycle. chance of pregnancy?%%

Ejaculated inside of overweight (not obese) girl with pcos that was not on birth control. Few times. Doesn't have normal cycle. chance of pregnancy?%%

Nobody knows, and...: It really doesn't matter if the statistical chance is 5% or 10% or 15% or 20%..., because the reality remains that she might get pregnant. If not wanting a baby and if this happened less than 3 days ago, one can talk with her about taking emergency contraception pill(s), but those may not work as well in an overweight girl. One can take her to her Ob-Gyn doctor for an IUD, which works pretty well. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a morbidly obese 25 years old. I use to have the arm implant for birth control for 2 years, when I had it in I had no periods for all that time. When I took it out in the beginning of October 2014 I didn't start my period until the end of Dec

Hello,  I am a morbidly obese 25 years old. I use to have the arm implant for birth control for 2 years, when I had it in I had no periods for all that time. When I took it out in the beginning of October 2014 I didn't start my period until the end of Dec

Irregular periods: Being overweight can cause a hormonal imbalance for some people leading to irregular periods. Weight loss is key for your overall health. Bariatric surgery can be very helpful for many people. Cycles can be regulated by any on the birth control methods. It sounds like Nexplanon worked well for you. Consider restarting while working on your weight loss journey. Thanks for reaching out. ...Read more

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If you have polycystic ovaries ultrasound (but no other signs such as obesity, acne etc), will it make it worse if not taking birth control pill?

If you have polycystic ovaries ultrasound (but no other signs such as obesity, acne etc), will it make it worse if not taking birth control pill?

Not worse: Birth control pills can be used to regulate the cycles in people who have PCOS who are not cycling regularly. Not taking them will not make PCOS but the cycles will still be irregular, ...Read more

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I'm 21, eat healthy mostly , exercise enough, not obese but my period is irregular. No period this month. Not pregn. No birth control pill. Thanks?

I'm 21, eat healthy mostly , exercise enough, not obese but my period is irregular. No period this month. Not pregn. No birth control pill. Thanks?

Irregular cycles: Cycles do vary. Normally cycles are "on the money" when you are regularly ovulate. Lots of things interfere, thus skipping a cycle. If you skip often, you need to see a gyn doc. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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