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does not having a period make you gain weight

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessary : It depends on the cause of no periods.If you have no periods due to policystic ovarian syndrome or hypothyroidism than you will gain some weight.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Other way around?: Generally not, but weight gain and the stress leading to weight gain can alter menses.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not that simple: Most birth controls cause weight gain, some more than others. Even if you had a period every month you still may gain weight. Not having a period is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herbal supplement: This is an herbal supplement and not a actual pharmaceutical medication or hormonal treatment. It is hard to predict the results since this type of re ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Nexplanon might be associated with a small amount of weight gain over time, but this is not always typical. It is not associated with weight loss. I ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Do not rely on wishful thinking about fast metabolism controlling your weight. How much do you weigh? if your BMI is 25 or more, you should try to los ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not by itself: Not having regular periods and gaining weight may be related to pcos: polycystic ovary syndrome. Some laboratory tests and possibly an ultrasound can ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Usually very little: All ssri antidepressants including zoloft (sertraline) cause a little weight gain on average. It's important to remember that everyone's different. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Start now.: Congratulations!!! You have taken a great step to aid your health and help yourself to live a long life!!! You can start weight and aerobic exercis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not normally: Any permanent weight loss.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not good timing.: Although some women do lose weight during pregnancy it is usually not intentional. This is a time when your body and your fetus need nutrients. Most ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Missing periods doesn't make you fat; however, getting fat can make you miss your periods! Best wishes!
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Body Mass Index: Body Mass Index (BMI) is available on the web. Please look it up. Your BMI of 16.3 is quite low and needs attention. I strongly suggest you see a d ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Carbohydrate craving: Many pts say they crave sweets but some pts lose wt due to depression & then have a rebound when they recover & regain their appetites.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Eat less exercise mo: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. Eat less,exercise more. It's mainly cues/triggers making us au ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weight gain is: reported by many women who take Depo shot for contraception, but not all. I don't think the mechanism is clear, but all weight gain is caused by an ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Orlistat helps : Exercise 60minutes a day for 6 days of each week 10cals per lb of weight for men 8cals per lb of weight for women 1gram of protein per kg of weight ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
I don't think so.: But sex is great exercise.In all 3 spheres-physical, mental and spiritual.Just be protected
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: At all. Whether or not you will gain weight back is very dependent on whether or not your are burning more calories than you consume. If you keep yo ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
In early pregnancy: It is not unusual to lose weight in the first 3 months of pregnancy due to eating less if you have morning sickness, and obviously many women don't kn ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Possibly.: If the thyroid gland doesn't function properly and doesn't produce enough thryoid hormones, then weight gain can be experienced. Weight gain can be p ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Weight: Please discuss this with your obstetrician who will help you decide what needs to be done.
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