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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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Gained weight after stopping birth control. Will i lose if i go back on the pill?

Gained weight after stopping birth control. Will i lose if i go back on the pill?

Maybe , maybe not: The only way to see is to go back on the pill, if u don't then u should have a workup to check your thyroid, etc and u can get started on a diet if everything is ok. ...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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How can I lose weight after birth control?

How can I lose weight after birth control?

Eat less,more exercs: Women tend to gain weight as they approach menopause, as our metabolism changes. As with losing weight any time, you'll need to exercise more, and eat right--and make long-term changes in diet, not just a fad diet. ...Read more

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How much weight will I gain if I go on diane-ed for birth control?

How much weight will I gain if I go on diane-ed for birth control?

WT gain/BC Pills: Weight gain is lisred as a side effect of diane-ed, but it is difficult to predict how much weight you can gain anf how long will it take to gain try to watch your weight and wtch what you eat and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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On which birth conrol method am i least likely to gain weight? And if you gain weight on birth control, can the weight go away over time if u quit?

On which birth conrol method am i least likely to gain weight? And if you gain weight on birth control, can the weight go away over time if u quit?

Non hormonal methods: Best long term birth control with no chance of weight gain is the copper iud (paragard). New birth control pills don't cause weight gain like the older ones did. But some people want no hormones at all. That's paragard. The depo shot causes the most drastic weight gain. ...Read more

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I've gained a lot if weight on birth control. I'm trying to get my body back can you loose weight if your still on birth control?

I've gained a lot if weight on birth control. I'm trying to get my body back can you loose weight if your still on birth control?

Yes.: The weight gain can be controlled to some degree by food intake. The weight gain should only be mild. If you diet and are careful you can maintain a better weight and still take birth control. YOu may want to consult your doctor for better advice on weight control and dieting. BEst wishes ...Read more

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How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

Good nutrition: Although the oral contraceptive pills do slightly affect thyroid levels by increasing thyroid binding globulin the minimal dosage of the pill no longer causes "estrogen bloating and water retention, a leading cause in weight gain. Eat a proper balanced diet, exercise, and get plenty of sleep and you will not "look like the stay puff marshmellow man". ...Read more

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Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Not likely: Their is no evidence to support that oral contraceptives cause weight gain. If their is an increase in weight it is very small. The routine steps to prevent weight gain would still apply including a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Will i gain weight using the implanon birth control?

Will i gain weight using the implanon birth control?

See product insert: Yes you may visit web resource http://www.Implanon-usa.Com/en/consumer/about-it/risks-and-side-effects/index.Asp. ...Read more

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How to know when do you typically start gaining weight on birth control?

How to know when do you typically start gaining weight on birth control?

No: No birth control pill has ever been definitively linked to weight gain, although some women do seem to gain weight suddenly while on the pill. ...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?

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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Can birth control make you gain/lose weight?

Can birth control make you gain/lose weight?

Gain: If you are taking hormonal pills they frequently can cause you to retain water and thus gain weight. But remember, you are taking the pills to avoid getting pregnant. Any time that you do something there is a risk and there is a benefit. Yes, you may gain a little weight but you get the benefit of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy. Your choice! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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