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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi i am gaining a lot of weight , is irregular periods is the reason?

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
They can be related: It is unlikely that irregular periods are causing weight gain. However, weight gain could make a condition like polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can cause cause irregular periods and weight gain can make it worst.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

I am gaining to much weight and have irregular periods . What is causing this.

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Dr. Melissa Haglund
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Hormonal changes : Can include under- or over active thyroid, changes in insulin/blood sugar regulation, changes in estrogen, progesterone or testosterone or the the stress hormones, particularly cortisol and DHEA. All of these can affect your cycle and your weight. See a doctor to have your hormones evaluated, including thyroid and insulin. Premenopause can also begin as early as 35.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2014

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