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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Does birth control pills really give effects on my appetite and weight gain?

Does birth control pills really give effects on my appetite and weight gain?

Sometimes: Bcp do not always have side effects including weight gain and increased appetitive. They are a very effective contractive so do not be afraid. Give them a try and see how you do with them. You can always change to another choice. ...Read more

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Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 

Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 

No.: Contrary to popular belief, it birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cause a slight amount of water retention. ...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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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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Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

Birth control: Most birth control pills contain the same type of estrogen component which is ethinyl estradiol. There no evidence that i know of that a different form of estrogen will lower the chance of weight gain. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 23 years old and i want to know what birth control pills don't cause weight gain. Thank you!

Hello. I'm 23 years old and i want to know what birth control pills don't cause weight gain. Thank you!

Ask your physician: There are several new birth control medications new on the market. Ask him/her which one he/she feels is best for you with your medical history. ...Read more

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Which of these components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain? Noretisterona, levonogestrel, nomegestrol, dienogest. I'm 23 years old.

Weight gain: Very very large population-based studies have shown that birth-control pills to not cause weight gain. No matter the type of Progesterone that is used. The only birth control method associated with weight gain is the depo-provera. Any form of Progesterone can increase appetite. If you find yourself eating more than usual consider calorie counting or using an app like my fitness pal. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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


Dr. Austina Cho
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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