13 doctors weighed in:
Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 
13 doctors weighed in

Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Taking birth control medication can cause weight gain by water retention.
One newer birth control pill, yas, had a mild diuretic like effect and prevents this water gain.

In brief: Yes
Taking birth control medication can cause weight gain by water retention.
One newer birth control pill, yas, had a mild diuretic like effect and prevents this water gain.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors