Can I gain weight if I take oral contraceptives?
Hi, I visited a gynecologist for my PCOS. She prescribed me oral contraception pills to balance my hormones. I know there are many drawbacks to contraception pills. Can I gain weight if I take oral contraceptives?
@jayana Hello and welcome to the forum. No, there is no evidence that birth control pills cause weight gain, but there are some cases where women do gain some weight. It’s the fluid retention, not the extra fat. If you are gaining weight on the pill, ask your doctor if you can try a different prescription.