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What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout  adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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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


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Possible causes for sudden weight gain, then major appetite increase, lower abdominal pain, frequent urination and irregular periods past 2 months.?

Possible causes for sudden weight gain, then major appetite increase, lower abdominal pain, frequent urination and irregular periods past 2 months.?

Possibly pregnancy: These types of changes could be symptoms of pregnancy or hormonal changes. Seeing your clinician for evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

Weight gain: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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What would cause sudden weight/size gain, but only in thighs/butt? No change in waist, bust, anywhere else. Active, decent diet, TSH normal. Thanks.

What would cause sudden weight/size gain, but only in thighs/butt? No change in waist, bust, anywhere else. Active, decent diet, TSH normal. Thanks.

Review exercise&diet: Have you been using your legs more recently like walking, running, hiking, biking, dancing, yoga etc. Muscle mass can cause increased size.. Or have you been eating more, drinking more, increasing caloric intake? This can lead to fat. Hard to know where fat will distribute. Directing fat is like herding cats. If you have edema developing in the area go see a Doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes unexplained weight gain?

What causes unexplained weight gain?

Possible reasons: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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Which pills actually cause real weight gain?

Which pills actually cause real weight gain?

The list is to long: To write. Please let us know if there are specific medications you are interested in. The question needs to be narrowed in order to provide you with an answer. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can certain medicines cause lots of weight gain?

Can certain medicines cause lots of weight gain?

Yes: Some medicines can stimulate your appetite and/or make you retain fluid - the net effect of either is weight gain. Let me be clear though: not all medicines do this! each medicine should be considered on its own merits/risk of adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Could 2.5 mg of zypreza cause a lot of weight gain?

What's a lot?: Antipsychotics, especially the atypicals of which zyprexa (olanzapine) is an example, are associated w/metabolic side effects, including weight gain, high sugar (diabetes even), and high cholesterol, in addition to more common motor side effects. Talk to your doc about options as some are associated w/less weight gain than others. Of course, you 1st need a drug that takes care of your symptoms. ...Read more