A 30-year-old female asked:
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would a weight gain of 15 lbs and bmi of 28.5 cause already slightly irregular cycles (27-43 days) to become even longer and more irregular?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Menstrual cycle regularity is very dependent on non inhibition of the pituitary gland by excess weight. Even losing 10 to 15 lbs. can restore cycle regularity and often more frequent ovulation. In excessively obese patients, menstruation frequently stops altogether.(amenorrhea)
Answered on Apr 1, 2019

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