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What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

No: Birth control pills or injection will cause cyclic wt gain and not to affect you in the long run if you exercise and eat right unless you have hormone imbalance or endocrine problems. Hope you find the best choce for your family planning. ...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


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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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What to do if I gained a lot of weight on birth control?

What to do if I gained a lot of weight on birth control?

Polycystic ovaries: Insulin resistance, made worse by birth control.
get checked by your doctor ...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-Provera shot causes the most drastic weight gain. ...Read more

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Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l

Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l

Withdrawal: Withdrawal of birth control is highly unlikely to cause weight gain. Without birth control you may be pregnant which can cause an initial, significant weight gain. Other issues are thyroid dysfunction. Sometimes the estrogen in oral contraceptives can cause nausea and now you may be relieved of this nausea.

Losing insurance should not prevent you from obtaining contraception. Wal-mart has very cheap birth control as does planned parenthood and neighborhood health clinics. The clinics can also evaluate for thyroid dysfunction. I would suggest that you check out one near you. ...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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Can girls gain a noticeable amount of weight on birth control?

Can girls gain a noticeable amount of weight on birth control?

Weight and the pill: If girls are careful about what they eat they will not gain a noticeable amount of weight. The pill itself does not have significant calories but it does increase your appetite. If you remember that you don't need to eat more on the pill then you won't gain weight. I find that healthy eaters don't gain weight, unhealthy eaters before starting the pill do. It's all about calories in and out. ...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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Can you tell me how much weight will birth control put on a very petite teenager?

Weight and the pill: The key to avoiding weight gain with oral contraceptives is to understand that you don't need more food while on the pill. A side effect is that it may stimulate your appetite. The pill itself doesn't have 3500 calories in it (or any really). Remember to eat how you always eat and continue with exercise and you shouldn't gain any weight. ...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.
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Will I gain weight from birth control pills?

Will I gain weight from birth control pills?

Weight: Yes there is s good possibility you can gain weight from birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I lose weight on birth control?

Is there a reason why I lose weight on birth control?

Yes: When you take birth control, your testosterone levels fall. For a few women this can lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My doctor told me only fat women gain weight with birth control?

Could use your help docs! My doctor told me only fat women gain weight with birth control?

Not True: Most women do not gain significant weight on hormonal contraceptives. Some have minor weight changes on hormonal birth control due to fluid retention. Rarely, some gain a lot of weight on depo-provera within 6 months of starting it; reasons are not clear. Overweight women who gain wt on birth control, likely do so because of other factors. Bottom line: pregnancy causes far more weight gain. ...Read more

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I feel that I gain weight on birth control (yasmin) but my derm says it'll help with acne. Why does this happen? What should I look for in a bcp?

I feel that I gain weight on birth control (yasmin) but my derm says it'll help with acne. Why does this happen? What should I look for in a bcp?

No weight gain: The only birth control method proven to cause weight gain is the depot Provera shot. Birth control pills don't cause weight gain, though they can cause water retention. The yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) however, doesn't typically cause water retention. If you're gaining weight it may be to increased calories or not enough exercise. Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can help with acne, in fact, any oral contraceptive helps with acne. ...Read more

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Can gain weight by using birth control?

Can gain weight by using birth control?

Some people can: Depending on the persona nd the pill if it is u, I would rec an in office tubal sterilization, and if I was going to put you on a pill at your age the only pill I would put u on is loloestrin as it is the only 10mcg pill on the market- so it would be the safest one for u. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that women gain weight when on birth control?

Not all women do: The lesser amount of hormones, the less chance for wt gain, my #1 pill I prescribe is loloestrin, only 10 mcg estrogen it is the lowest dose combo pill, for my pts that are your age if you are using birth control strictly for birth control and no other reason I would strongly rec in office essure tubal, easy, safe minimal pain, takes 5 minutes, miss less than 1/2 day work covered by insurnace. ...Read more

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Can the weight gained from birth control be lost or its stagnant?

Can the weight gained from birth control be lost or its stagnant?

Yes with some effort: Depending on birth control methods weight gain can be substantial or mild or not at all. So you can ask your doctor to modify the birth control method and remove the one that is making you gain weight and that should help in losing back the weight gained. ...Read more

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Will I have a better chance of losing baby weight off of birth control lo egestel or anything else?

Diet and exercise: The only birth control method linked with the aid the depo-provera shot. Being on birth control pills will not affect you positively or negatively. Waycross is a simple calculation of diet and exercise. It's hard and frustrating but that is the answer on how to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible to loose weight while on birth control?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about weight gain with birth control?

It depends: Weight gain on birth control is highly variable. Some people gain, some don't. Usually it's the depo shot that could cause weight gain, along with irregular spotting. Aside from that, if you are concerned about weight gain on any other form of contraception remember to watch your diet carefully and stay away from soda, fried/fast food and processed foods. That will help! ...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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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