A 23-year-old female asked:
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im 34 weeks pregnant. . why did i gain 5-6lbs in just one week? im eating the same?

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Dr. Phillip Shubert
35 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Possibly fluid: Rapid weight gain in the third trimester of pregnancy may be due to increased fluid retention. This can be an early sign of preeclampsia . Discuss with your doctor and continue to monitor closely.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013
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