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I weigh 80kg and I am 179cm tall, I do a lot of sport but had to stop for a long period because of an injury, am i overweight?

I weigh 80kg and I am 179cm tall, I do a lot of sport but had to stop for a long period because of an injury, am i overweight?

Maybe: Your body mass index is 25, which is just at the lower range for "overweight". This may not be the case for you, as your weight may be related to a higher degree of muscle mass. I have included a link below for further information on body mass index. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmi-m.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I am 43 years old and over weight. i have been having periods twice every month for a couples of months than it stops and starts again.

See a gynecologist : there are many possibilities for the cause of your symptoms. You need to have a visit to a Gynecologist to be sure you are properly evaluated and treated appropriately with hormonal or other therapy for the underlying cause. In Texas you need to start with and in person visit and the can possibly flow up with your doc with virtual care. ...Read more

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I only have period for 2 days .Formerly i was overweight but now i am 59 and my height is 5feet2 inches but no progress.I wanna have periods for 5 day?

I only have period for 2 days .Formerly i was overweight but now i am 59 and my height is 5feet2 inches but no progress.I wanna have periods for 5 day?

Normal periods: The normal period of bleeding is usually 3. - 5 days, with some people having shorter or longer periods of bleeding. If you are having regular cycles, a shorter period of bleeding is not concerning. See http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/menstruation.html for more information ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause me to have no period?

Can being overweight cause me to have no period?

Yes but......: Extreme body types can cause a lack or irregular periods. Too heavy and too thin alike. Doesn't mean you can't be pregnant and if any doubts check a pregnancy test. If not pregnant then hormone levels, ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis , sugar levels and thyroid testing should be done. See your gyn dr. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and overweight. I've begun exercising 3-5x/wk ..Would this cause me to not have a period?

I'm 20 and overweight. I've begun exercising 3-5x/wk ..Would this cause me to not have a period?

Possibly: Being overweight can cause you not to ovulate regularly and can lead to irregular periods by itself. Once you start exercising and lose weight in many instances the cycles will correct in situations like you describe exercising will generally help regulate cycles eventually. ...Read more

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Took period after over 3 years without one . Have menopause and using coil. No health problems except slightly overweight. Is this a sinister sign?

Took period after over 3 years without one . Have menopause and using coil. No health problems except slightly overweight. Is this a sinister sign?

Not sure: there is no way to know. you should be evaluated by exam, ultrasound and likely a biopsy of the uterus. bleeding in menopause is cancer until proven otherwise, but most likely you are fine ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more