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Can someone gain weight for eating late? I gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. I'm currently 36w2d pregnant and pre-pregnancy weight was around 120 lbs now 146.

Can someone gain weight for eating late? I gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. I'm currently 36w2d pregnant and pre-pregnancy weight was around 120 lbs now 146.

Weight gain: Well you can gain weight depending how late or how much you eat, but you are pregnant and your weight gain is likely because of that. That isn't too much for 36 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 5 ft 7 in, but weigh roughly 100 lb. Whatare some ways to gain weight?

I am 5 ft 7 in, but weigh roughly 100 lb. Whatare some ways to gain weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Gained weight in past 5 month, goin to gym 4 days / week, running, weghts. Gain only in midse. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) , not pregnant, blood test, thyroid?

Gained weight in past 5 month, goin to gym 4 days / week, running, weghts. Gain only in midse. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) , not pregnant, blood test, thyroid?

Unexplained weight g: Take a look at the stress in your life. If you are doing really high intensity workouts in the gym, that can raise your cortisol and contribute to centripetal obesity (what you are describing). Would also recommend complete thyroid panel with tsh, free t4, free t3, and rev. T3. Wellbutrin (bupropion) shouldn't be doing it, but you can have any side effect on any drug, so if in doubt, talk with your md. ...Read more

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Lose 50 pounds in 5 weeks?

Lose 50 pounds in 5 weeks?

That would be: beyond crazy. Please don't consider losing weight that rapidly - it would be very unhealthy. Take care. ...Read more

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Im pregnant 19 weeks, taking clexane 20 mg from week 5, now my weight increased 5 kg, now 63kg.height 165 cm. need to increase clexane dose to 40mg??

 Im pregnant 19 weeks, taking clexane 20 mg from week 5, now my weight increased 5 kg, now 63kg.height 165 cm. need to increase clexane dose to 40mg??

Enoxaparin: The amount of Enoxaprin or Clexane given depends upon the reason it is being used. Generally use during pregnancy is to prevent or treat a DVT. It is dosed by mg/kg and given once or twice per day. However, administration is usually 0.2 or 0.4 mL subcutaneously. Going from 0.2 to 0.4 is doubling the dose. Before doing this speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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8 weeks old baby weights 4.35 kg. Was born 3.06kg. Didn't gain weight from 7 to 8 weeks. Should i worry?

8 weeks old baby weights 4.35 kg. Was born 3.06kg. Didn't gain weight  from 7 to 8 weeks.  Should i worry?

A little: Babies gain weight every week at that age. If no weight is gained, one can return to the doctor's office to re-weigh the baby (sometimes there is a mistake in the weighing). The doctor will also want to know if there is any other change, such as in the baby's behavior, his eating, and his poops. ...Read more

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Will losing water weight make you slimmer? lost 8 lbs since taking chlorthalidone 10 days now

Will losing water weight make you slimmer? lost 8 lbs since taking chlorthalidone 10 days now

That is just water: If you are overweight or obese, the best way to lose weight is changing the balance of calories. Losing calories with exercise, and restricting food intake is the best way. ...Read more

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Does gaining 20 lbs effect your period?

Does gaining 20 lbs effect your period?

Irregular menses: Many women have irregular menses at some point. The length of your cycle as well as the flow of your menses may change based on stress levels, hormone levels, dietary and weight changes. I would keep a calendar with the days of your bleeding recorded as well as the flow description (heavy, light, etc). If your cycle does not return to its "regular" length of time after 2-3 mos, seek eval ...Read more

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Can i lose 20 lbs in less than 8 weeks?

That may be possible: However, a goal of 16 pounds or less over that time frame may be more achievable and healthy. Take care. ...Read more

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I gained 20 pounds in 3 months, how to lose it?

I gained 20 pounds in 3 months, how to lose it?

How to lose it:: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Safest surgery done to lose weight after accumulating 2 pregnancy weights.. I am 26 years, 120 kg, 165 CM height, breast feeding. Cant lose alone.?

Safest surgery done to lose weight after accumulating 2 pregnancy weights.. I am 26 years, 120 kg, 165 CM height, breast feeding. Cant lose alone.?

All pretty safe: The bypass, band, and sleeve are all quite safe. For experienced surgeons, about as safe as taking out your appendix. It is best to think of the three procedures individually. Bypass ideal for bad diabetics and severe reflux. Sleeve is ideal for appetite reduction and reliable reduction of weight. Band is good for some patients who are pretty compliant with diet. All are quite safe. ...Read more

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Is there a way to avoid gaining weight on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I have gained appx 5 lbs (112-116 lbs) in two months w/o diet change but I've been exercising

Is there a way to avoid gaining weight on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)?  I have gained appx 5 lbs (112-116 lbs) in two months w/o diet change but I've been exercising

Healthy Lifestyle: You are doing all of the right things! Keep active and stick with your healthy diet. Hop on the scale once a week just to keep an eye on your number. This will help you make small dietary changes to maintain your weight! ...Read more

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I have gained 5 pounds in 12 days?

Hello: Not sure what the question is. If you have had no change in lifestyle - it is likely fluid. ...Read more

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Weigh four pounds heavier in 3 days. Breasts feel watery. Is weight gain due to peeiod starting tomorrow. Never put this much weight on before?

Weigh four pounds heavier in 3 days. Breasts feel watery. Is weight gain due to peeiod starting tomorrow.  Never put this much weight on before?

It is easy for: Weight to fluctuate this much without any medical issues. But, retention of fluid associated with period is very common. It will normally diurese after your period starts. ...Read more

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My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

Perfect!: Over the first couple of months, your baby's weight gain should average 15-30 grams a day (1/2 ounce to one ounce). I calculated your baby's gain and age of 7 weeks, so it is averaging 25 grams a day over that 7 weeks. That is fantasti and right on track! ...Read more

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Im 20 years old 5 feet in height and weigh 36 kg.I eat like everyone else but don't gain weight.So kindly suggest me for gaining weight.

Im 20 years old 5 feet in height and weigh 36 kg.I eat like everyone else but don't gain weight.So kindly suggest me for gaining weight.

See a Doctor: You are underweight. Need to be evaluated for metabolic or hormonal abnormalities. Also check for intestinal parasites. If seems you are eating well, so first you need to find out why you are unable to gain weight. If all is normal then we blame genetics. I have few patients like you, all tests have been normal, after 20 years they are still in good health and not gained a pound. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more