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Doctor insights on: How To Keep Your Weight Down While On Birth Control Shots

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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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I want to get the birth control shot, but i don't want to gain weight. What is the normal weight gain when using the shot?

I want to get the birth control shot, but i don't want to gain weight. What is the normal weight gain when using the shot?

It varies: Technically, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) should not cause weight gain although I have had patients gain up to 25# when using this medication. Weight gain from birth control is usually no more than 5 pounds. Still, any weight gain may be a problem for some women. ...Read more

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Does your menstruation slow down after the birth control shot?

Does your menstruation slow down after the birth control shot?

What did your doc: Tell you, your doc should have explained that to u, usually after the 2nd shot they will stop any bleeding problems- please call the doc who has u on the shots. ...Read more

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Hi. I got my first depo-vera birth control shot a month ago and I'm still on my period! Is not slowing down?

Hi. I got my first depo-vera birth control shot a month ago and I'm still on my period! Is not slowing down?

Very common: Generally, by the second month you will notice your cycle will decrease in length and heaviness. By fourth or fifth month you should just have spotting. As with any hormonal contraceptive, however, each woman's body behaves differently. Some women actually have excessive bleeding instead, so monitor. ...Read more

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Why do birth control pills side effects say weight gain but some doctors say only the shot ...But plenty of women complain about bc pill weight gain?

Why do birth control pills side effects say weight gain but some doctors say only the shot ...But plenty of women complain about bc pill weight gain?

Varies: The pill will cause some cyclic variation in fluid retention. That would appear to cause weight gain. That fluid retention would wax and wane with the cycle, so the gain would wax and wane as well with no cumulative net gain over time. Women who gain weight over time are ingesting more calories than they are burning and those calories do not come from the birth control pill. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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