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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
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 shot causes the most drastic weight gain. ...Read more
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
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
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
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. BEst wishes ...Read more
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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
Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that only fat women gain weight on birth control and I have nothing to worry about?
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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