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Is my new birth contol pill going to make me gain weight?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not likely
Combination oral contraceptives can cause cyclic fluid retention which will result in fluctuations in a womens weight - usually in the range of 3 to 5 pounds.
However, large studies have shown that birth control pills do not cause long term or progressive weight gain. It is normal to gain weight as a women ages, those on birth control pills tend to blame the pills for the weight gain.

In brief: Not likely
Combination oral contraceptives can cause cyclic fluid retention which will result in fluctuations in a womens weight - usually in the range of 3 to 5 pounds.
However, large studies have shown that birth control pills do not cause long term or progressive weight gain. It is normal to gain weight as a women ages, those on birth control pills tend to blame the pills for the weight gain.
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