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Can Ovarian Cancer Cause Weight Gain
Yes: Tumor cachexia is a condition usually seen in patients with advanced cancer that results in loss of lean body mass. Part of it is due to decreased caloric intake but there is also a hypercatabolic state mediated by certain substances produced by the cancer. Of course, organ damage (like liver) due to the cancer also contributes. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more
Yes: Although weight gain can be caused by medications it is multifactorial and testosterone alone would not be the culprit. In large doses, exogenous (not from your body) testosterone will definitely shut down your brain's signal to the testis to make testosterone and this can lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Tamoxifine is a first generation of designer estrogen (i.e., estrogen analogue). All estrogenic compounds may potentially increase weight, but not much. Tamixifene may increase weight of the user by approximately 1 to 2 lbs. Similar effects may also exist with the second generation estrogen agonist/antagonists analogues, such as raloxifine. Weight-gains are lesser than with estrogen compounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer: Is no. But how do you know you have gallbladder adenomyosis? If you have problems with sudden excessive weight gain, it could be from excessive fluid in your abdomen or congestive heart failure with fluid retention. I think you should have your doctor check you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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