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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


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Can gain weight by using birth control?

Can gain weight by using birth control?

Some people can: Depending on the persona nd the pill if it is u , i would rec an in office tubal sterilization , and if i was going to put you on a pill at your age the only pill i would put u on is loloestrin as it is the only 10mcg pill on the market- so it would be the safest one for u. ...Read more

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Can birth control make you gain weight?

Can birth control make you gain weight?

In some women it can: At your age 44 u should be on the lowest dose pills which would be loloestrin, only 10 mcg estrogen and if u want no more children i rec in office essure tubal, takes 5 minutes , no cutting, you are awake easy no down time just miss 1/2 day of work speak to your gyn. ...Read more

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Could i take birth control to gain weight?

Could i take birth control to gain weight?

Not a great idea.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil ; canola oil. ...Read more

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Why does birth control make women gain weight?

Why does birth control make women gain weight?

Weight gain/BCP's: All hormones are steroids by definition so birth control pills which are hormones could cause weight gain. I would recommend sticking to the lowest dose pill possible. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control make you gain weight?

Does taking birth control make you gain weight?

Usually no: Most women don't gain weight with birth control pills, as shown in studies yrs ago--women taking placebo gained as much as women taking high dose pills. Some women with other types of bc can gain weight--as with the shot. Most with other types of bc don't. Pregnancy does make you gain weight! ...Read more

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What birth control method makes you gain weight ?

What birth control method  makes you gain weight ?

Pills and shots: The pills and shots can make your appetite larger, so i advise my patients to be aware of this. ...Read more

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I want to know if i will gain weight on birth control?

I want to know if i will gain weight on birth control?

Not from the pills: Although pills may increase your appetite, if you don't increase your calorie intake or change your activity level, you will not gain weight. ...Read more

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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