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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can 0.03 mg levonorgestrel produce more weight gain than: 2.5 + 1.5 mg estradiol nomegestrol? I want to know which one to choose for less weight gain.

Can 0.03 mg levonorgestrel produce more weight gain than: 2.5 + 1.5 mg estradiol nomegestrol? I want to know which one to choose for less weight gain.

Not likely: The newer birth control pills do not cause significant weight gain. However, the lowest dose is usually the best choice. You should discuss the options with your physician. ...Read more

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Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) uses a very small amount of Progesterone that only affects the uterus and cervical mucus. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not associated with weight gain because it does not affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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I recently switched from Depo-Provera to mirena (levonorgestrel) due to extreme weight gain. When will I begin to lose the added Depo-Provera weight?

No magic: The weight you gain (not all women do) is "real" weight. It is not water weight and will not come off quickly. Luckily you will not experience this with Mirena (levonorgestrel) - a very good choice on your part. Dr. Oz (google on internet) has a very good two week weight loss diet that will get you started in the right direction. It's going to be diet and exercise, difficult kind of work, that will shed the lbs. ...Read more

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Does the MIRENA (levonorgestrel) make you gain weight? What are some weight-related side effects?

Does the MIRENA (levonorgestrel) make you gain weight? What are some weight-related side effects?

No: Weight gain is not a known side effect of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. You will certainly find people complaining about that online but scientific studies do not show a direct link. The most common side effect is the absence of menstrual cycles or very light periods. ...Read more

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Does levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause weight gain?

Does levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause weight gain?

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

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What birth control has a higher risk of weight gain? Mirena, (levonorgestrel) or nexplanon?

What birth control has a higher risk of weight gain? Mirena, (levonorgestrel) or nexplanon?

Nexplanon: All hormonal forms of contraception have weight gain as a side effect. If you carry a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly and eat healthy you should maintain your present weight. ...Read more

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What birth control pill does not cause weight gain? I want to know if levonorgestrel 0.03 mg or 2.5 mg estradiol + 1, 5 nomegestrol cause weight gain?

What birth control pill does not cause weight gain? I want to know if levonorgestrel 0.03 mg or 2.5 mg estradiol + 1, 5 nomegestrol cause weight gain?

Options: In general, the low dose combination pills (20mcg of estrogen) do not cause weight gain. Pregnancy, however, does! So it's probably worth taking the very small chance of a few pounds on the pill rather than the very good chance of an in unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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I need birth control, but I don't want weight gain. Which of these components is better? Norethindrone, levonorgestrel, nomegestrol, dienogest.

IUD: Get an iud. Of the pills you listed they're all about the same. An iud has little or no hormones, no effect on weight gain, and about 20x more effective than condoms. ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years w/ weight gain, mood swings, depression, several bvs, bad cramps, all are getting worse. Time to get it removed? No insurance.

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) for 4 years w/ weight gain, mood swings, depression, several bvs, bad cramps, all are getting worse. Time to get it removed? No insurance.

Your complaints: Of mood issues and weight are not related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). The amout of circulating homrone from the device is ropughly 1/30th the amount in the pill. Your cramping may be due to ovulation, bowel or bladder. Perhaps that is the iud. Your mood and anxiety need to be seperatly treated, then you will see more clearly where the iud is causing a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Smelly brown discharge on mirena (levonorgestrel) w/low sex drive, acne and weight gain. Want it out, after 3 mos?

Smelly brown discharge on mirena (levonorgestrel) w/low sex drive, acne and weight gain. Want it out, after 3 mos?

IUD: Low sex drive, acne, and weight gain could be the hormonal side effects of the Progesterone that is incorporated in Mirena (levonorgestrel) (iud). However a foul discharge should always be check out by a healthcare provider because it could be a vaginal infection. Do that first. ...Read more

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Does microval cause weight gain?

Studies don't show: Studies do not show a direct link between oral contraceptives and weight gain. I see that you have PCOS from your profile. Patients with PCOS tend to struggle with their weight. Oral contraceptives tend to help with menstrual cycle control in PCOS ...Read more

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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

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Weight gain after valleyfever?

Weight gain after valleyfever?

Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more

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What are some weight gain foods?

What are some weight gain foods?

Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Weight gain?

What are the tests for Weight gain?

Fairly obvious: To see if there is weight gain simply using a scale works well. You might mean why someone gained weight, generally looking and talking determines the answer. Sometimes getting someone to write down everything they eat is needed but not generally that hard. ...Read more

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Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Clarify: Are you asking if soy beans help you gain or lose weight? They are an excellent source of protein. By themselves, they will not help you gain or lose weight but as part of a healthy diet they can help in both. ...Read more

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What causes unexplained weight gain?

What causes unexplained weight gain?

Possible reasons: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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What's a guaranteed weight gain method?

What's a guaranteed weight gain method?

More food!: Hi puppy76726,

that's an easy one. Just take in more calories than you expend. That's the big problem most people have with their weight.

Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Yes, as a component.: 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, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for weight gain?

What are the best foods for weight gain?

Eat, eat, eat.: You can gain calories by just eating more food. People tend to gain weight with meat because it's more calorie-dense than other foods, but you'd gain more weight by just eating more of less calorie-dense foods. Just keep it healthy - there's a difference between gaining muscle weight and just getting fat. ...Read more

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How to control mastubation.? Its ruselt in weight gain.?

Masturbation: There is no medical reason one should not masturbate in general. No, masturbation does not lead to weight gain.

Masturbation is a natural human experience. Almost every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There is no scientific reason to deny yourself this normal experience. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more