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Is it possible to gain 7 lbs weight in first month of pregnancy?

Is it possible to gain 7 lbs weight in first month of pregnancy?

Yes: Often pregnant women are eating frequently to "feed" the nausea symptoms. Good diet choices can help to minimze this. ...Read more

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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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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...Read more

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Is it normal as a female to gain 10 pounds in two months of pregnancy?

Is it normal as a female to gain 10 pounds in two months of pregnancy?

A little too much: Avg wt gain is 25-35 lbs, and you should not be gaining more that 1 pound a week at the max, talk to your doctor about your weight, i always discuss that with my pregnant patients as your doc should be doing with you. ...Read more

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Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Not necessarily: Frontotemporal dementia is a progressive disease so you can expect the symptoms getting worse. Gaining weight is quite common and sleeping more does not indicate faster progression. ...Read more

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Is losing weight an early sign of pregnancy? No morning sickness, but been losing weight in the past week. Period is late.

Is losing weight an early sign of pregnancy? No morning sickness, but been losing weight in the past week. Period is late.

Not a good indicator: Losing weight is not one of the common signs of early pregnancy. In fact, many women have no symptoms at all when they become pregnant. The best way to know if you're pregnant is with an at home urine pregnancy test. Symptoms like weight gain, bloating, vaginal bleeding and nausea are very unreliable indicators. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

Severe and ongoing!: Sort-term and small-amount changes in weight are not the issue (you consume ounces per meal, drink ounces per day, and eliminate via stool and urine). But weight loss that starts to become visible and ongoing when eating and exercise habits have not changed would be something to be concerned about. 2 pounds in a week doesn't rise to that level--yet! if you have other concerns, see your md. ...Read more

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Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Get checked: It may or may not be serious but no one can tell without an examination. Consult your GYN. Allergy med has nothing to do with this issue. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight gain per month for newborn?

What is the normal weight gain per month for newborn?

An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...Read more

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Is weight gain after a hysterectomy normal?

Is weight gain after a hysterectomy normal?

No: As long as you did not have your ovaries removed, you should not experience any changes in your weight. Some women immediatley after surgery have increased weight due to stored fluids from the inflammatory state that occurs after a surgery, however over the long run, weight gain would not be expected. ...Read more

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What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

Caloric intake: If you are losing weight then you are burning off more calories than you are taking in. Ask your doctor if this is a concern. Depending on your starting body weight this may or may not be an issue. ...Read more

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Five month old stooling four times a day. He is at 60% for weight and 90% for height, no apparent weight problems. Could this be malabsorption?

Five month old stooling four times a day. He is at 60% for weight and 90% for height, no apparent weight problems. Could this be malabsorption?

May be normal: If your baby is breastfeeding, four stools daily is entirely normal. If on formula, this may still be normal. If the stools are odorous and loose, it may suggest a lactose intolerance if he/she is on a dairy-based formula, however. In any case it does not sound like malabsorption as his growth is entirely appropriate at this time. Do talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of weight to gain as I approach my pregnancy due date?

What is a healthy amount of weight to gain as I approach my pregnancy due date?

20-30# total: Most experts say 20-25 or 25-30 # is ideal weight gain for a woman of healthyl weight with a single fetus throughout the pregnancy. This weight includes the fetus, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, the increased maternal blood volume of breast enlargement and some increased body fat. Most of the weight gain in the last few weeks is baby weight of up to 1/2# per week plus some fluid retention. ...Read more

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38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

Stilllbirth: It is unlikely that stillbirth can be caused by the amount of weight which you have gained. Excessive weight gain, however, is related to diabetes of pregnancy. Undiagnosed diabetes can lead to elevated blood sugars which in turn can lead to stillbirth. ...Read more

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What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

Two possibilities: First reason may be from fluid or salt and water retention from an increase in salt and water. Diuretics may also cause swelling. Heart and kidney trouble may be a concern. Associated shortness of breath; prompt medical need is indicated. Also excess calories or combined excess calories and reduced physical activity could cause excess weight gain. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0

Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0

Unrelated in adult: Hypothyroidism in infants or children would be picked up when it began to interfere with growth. Growth assessment is part of routine checkups & leads to a drop off in growth rate.Linear growth stops in most females by 17 and males 18 when growth centers close. It is almost a decade since your linear growth was expected to stop,so a new diagnosis of low thyroid has nothing to do with your height ...Read more

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What methods of birth control (other than condoms) don't have weight gain side effects? Or at the least just a bit of weight gain?

What methods of birth control (other than condoms) don't have weight gain side effects? Or at the least just a bit of weight gain?

IUD: While most birth control pills have been studied and found to be 'weight neutral' (so most people neither gain nor lose weight)- any hormonal contraceptive will have a chance of causing weight gain), the paragard iud is a copper intrauterine device) that has no hormones so should not cause any weight gain. Other barrier methods too (diaphragm, female condoms, etc). ...Read more

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Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interplay between hormones that are very actively changing before, during and after puberty. So as the body changes/matures, the body fat (aka adipose) distribution may also change. If you're worried, though, go see your doctor, they can help. ...Read more

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For pregnancy how many weight is normal my pregnancy is 20 weeks my weight 58.5 kg this is normal ?

For pregnancy how many weight is normal my pregnancy is 20 weeks my weight 58.5 kg this is normal ?

Ideal pregnancy : Weight is not usually assessed by actual weight. The doctor tends to track weight gain. If a woman is obese at the onset of pregnancy then ideal weight gain is usually lower than if a woman is underweight at the onset of pregnancy. This is all viewed in the context of the how healthy things are. Even if not pregnant, height also comes into the equation. ...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