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Does The Iud Paraguard Cause Weight Gain
Not directly: The abortion pill contains an agent that blocks progesterone, then another which causes the uterus to contract. There is nothing to expect long term effects on hormone status and weight gain. Sometimes, there is "post-abortion depression" which can lead to weight gain. Otherwise, it is wise to check with your gynecologist for thyroid and hormone levels. ...Read more
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
Difficulty losing weight with mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? What effect is the mirena (levonorgestrel) having on this?
Depends: The dose can make a difference but over all birth control pills containing levonorgestral and ethinyl estradiol have not been shown to cause weight gain.That being said,I have had patients complain of both weight gain & weight loss with these pills.There is a tendency to start pills at the same times when weight gain frequently occurs - at the time u go off to college, marry, or after child birth. ...Read more
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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