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Is weight gain normal on low dose birth control pills?

Is weight gain normal on low dose birth control pills?

No more than 2-3 lbs: Typically long term weight gain is not associated with low dose birth control pills. Upon starting a new pill there may be temporary fluid retention resulting in a 2-3 lb weight gain throught the first 2 to 3 packs of pills. This usually abates with long term use. ...Read more

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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 missed two periods, not on birth control, no weight gain - could I be pregnant?

I missed two periods, not on birth control, no weight gain - could I be pregnant?

Quite possibly: You do not have to gain weight in early pregnancy as a symptom of pregnancy. You should have a pregnancy test done to determine if you are pregnant. If not, and you miss a third period see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do birth control methods all cause so much weight gain?

Why do birth control methods all cause so much  weight gain?

Progestins: None directly cause fat weight gain. That only occcurs by ingesting more calories than you need. But progestins can stimulate the appetite center and cause more hunger, hence more calories. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause weight gain?

Can birth control cause weight gain?

Yes: Unfortunately, birth control can cause weight gain, some more so than others, so if it is a big problem for you please discuss this with your ob/gyn or your family doctor! ...Read more

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Which birth control does not cause weight gain?

Which birth control does not cause weight gain?

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

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How common is weight gain on nuvaring birth control?

Not at all: Nuvaring delivers a very low and steady amount of medication, which has never been shown to directly cause weight gain, base on many studies. Indirect effects and complications appear to be completely comparable to the more traditional birth control pill. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to take birth control for no weight gain?

Would it be a good idea to take birth control for no weight gain?

No: Birth control is not taken to change weight one way or other, it may cause some fluid retention in some patients and cause minimal weight gain.Weight gain goes away in few months. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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