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Can having irregular periods cause weight gain?

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PCOS: Irregular periods may be a symptom of pcos, which causes Insulin resistance and can lead to weight gain. ...Read more

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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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At age 22-23 what are reasons for irregular period besides thyriod? And can irregular period cause weight gain stress and cramping? Thank you.

At age 22-23 what are reasons for irregular period besides thyriod? And can irregular period cause weight gain  stress and cramping? Thank you.

PCOS : Ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is an issue where people have irregular periods. Many struggle with weight gain, acne and hair growth in places where women don't want it like the chin or neck. Weight gain makes this worse. ...Read more

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TheOrtho cyclen pills could cause weight gain? What are the worst secondary effects? I have irregular and long lasting periods. More than a month.

TheOrtho cyclen pills could cause weight gain? What are the worst secondary effects? I have irregular and long lasting periods. More than a month.

Insulin effects,CVD?: It may cause potential insulin resistance and is also may contain a progestin that has some male hormone effects which can cause thinning hair, hair growth in unwanted places.In smokers deep vein thrombosis may occur in overweight and obese women who smoke with CVD and worse. Low dose Orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) may cause bleeding between cycles, while the full dose drug can in obese cause breast and uterine cha ...Read more

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Could a late period cause weight gain.

Could a late period cause weight gain.

If accompanied by: Fluid retention then yes. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or med problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. If sexually active - take hpt. ...Read more

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I am bleeding and I am not on my period. I have just recently started having irregular periods and weight gain what is this?

I am bleeding and I am not on my period. I have just recently started having irregular periods and weight gain what is this?

Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had my pap n was tld my weight gain and stress is causing my irregular periods they are 45 to 50 day apart going on fr yr. Advise 2 GT bk normal?

Weight loss: If weight gain is the cause, it would be logical to lose weight . It is easier said than done, but keeping a healthy weight has lots of benefits. You may join a support group like Weight Watchers to help in the process. Reducing intake of food and exercise are essential. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does irregular periods contribute to weight gain?

Does irregular periods contribute to weight gain?

Wt Gain => Irregular: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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Can weight gain contribute to irregular periods, dizziness, continuous nausea ?

Can weight gain contribute to irregular periods, dizziness, continuous nausea ?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but it could be many other issues also..I would recommend a visit to your family doc for a check up. ...Read more

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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more