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Doctor insights on: Provera And Weight Gain

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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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Is weight gain a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? Was taking Depo-Provera provera but experienced weight gain so I stopped.What are common side effects of Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Is weight gain a side effect of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? Was taking Depo-Provera provera but experienced weight gain so I stopped.What are common side effects of Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Not weight gain: Depotprovera stimulates the appetite center in the brain and makes women taking in more calories than needed - you may gain 60 lbs. Combination birth control pills containing estrogen make your body retain water and you may gain 2-3 pounds. While in the majority of women weight gain on birth control pills may not be an issue, individually women may gain much more for reasons not understood. ...Read more

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If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?

If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?

Agree but: I agree completely with the first answer, but remember that normal menstruation/cycling may take much longer to resume: although it's unusual, cases of 1 year to even 2 years have been reported. ...Read more

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Is it possible Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to really cause weight gain?

Is it possible Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) to really cause weight gain?

Yes: Studies are conflicting about this question and its sometimes officially denied. However; In my experience, many women gain weight on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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I have a dark ring around my neck and between my breast..do to me being on a Depo-Provera shot i gained weight..i stoped Depo-Provera and feel much better..my obgyn doctor told me it was a sign of pre mature diabetes..is this true? And how can i get rid o

I have a dark ring around my neck and between my breast..do to me being on a Depo-Provera shot i gained weight..i stoped Depo-Provera and feel much better..my obgyn doctor told me it was a sign of pre mature diabetes..is this true? And how can i get rid o

Acanthosis Nigricans: is a common benign disorder that presents with velvety, hyperpigmented plaques on the skin. A wide variety of endocrine, metabolic, genetic and malignant disorders can contribute to the development of A.N. Insulin resistance plays a key role in development of AN including Obesity DM, PCOS. Treat the underlying disorder. A Dermatologist may be able to improve the appearance. ...Read more

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Will the Depo-Provera shot help me gain weight?

It may make you gain: Weight but not the best way. Eating more esp protein will do the trick. Check your ideal weight online. ...Read more

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I'm getting the Depo-Provera shot. Will i gain weight ?

Some women do: Gain weight on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Can not state if you will be one of those women or not. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera shot make you gain weight? Side effects?

Does the Depo-Provera shot make you gain weight? Side effects?

Depo: It is a possible side effect but it does not need to happen especially if you eat healthy and exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more