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Doctor insights on: Perimenopause Symptoms Weight Gain

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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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Is weight gain normal during perimenopause and wil this weight come off?

Is weight gain normal during perimenopause and wil this weight come off?

Sometimes, yes: Weight gain is a factor of declining estrogen ovarian production, decreased thyroid hormone production and metabolism, and estrogen conversion of androstendione to estrone from peripheral fat storage. Caloric restriction, and exercise is tantamount to reducing weight gain during this transition to menopause. ...Read more

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Towards blood results, dr.Davis and dr.Livingston consider I am not perimenopausal.No pcos, no stress, ths ok, weight gain 3kgs.Than why not ovulating?

Towards blood results, dr.Davis and dr.Livingston consider I am not perimenopausal.No pcos, no stress, ths ok, weight gain 3kgs.Than why not ovulating?

Anovulation: Stress and pregnancy are the most common causes of an ovulation, even when we are not aware of it. As a single occurrence, no need for alarm. Further testing or ovulation induction is likely warranted. ...Read more

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Is there any way to control the excessive oil production that is causing my acne and my excessive weight gain? I am perimenopausal with one ovary.

Is there any way to control the excessive oil production that is causing my acne and my excessive weight gain? I am perimenopausal with one ovary.

Oily skin: I would go to a Dermatologist and see what they suggest. I assume you have been seen by an endocrinologist. If not would ask about Cushing's. ...Read more

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I've not experienced the symptom as my friends except weight gain. Is this normal? I've think been in menopause almost 4 years. I have gain considerable weight, but that may be a combination of menopause, stopping smoking, and medications. My friends,

I've not experienced the symptom as my friends except weight gain.  Is this normal? I've think been in menopause almost 4 years.  I have gain considerable weight, but that may be a combination of menopause, stopping smoking, and medications.  My friends,

Not sure of the ?: You should resubmit in a shorter form. Weight gain is common after both menopause and stopping smoking (congrats!) but is usually 5-10 lbs. If you have gained considerable weight, this is not healthy for you, and diet and exercise should be the starting point. Many medications that cause weight gain may have alternatives that have less of that. Talk to your doctor about that and about weight loss. ...Read more

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Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

They shouldn't: Hormones, in general, are weight neutral. If you notice increased appetite on hormones, this may lead to weight gain, as you would be more likely to feed your appetite. Also, sometimes people have water weight gain on hormones, but this is not the norm. ...Read more

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What to do if i know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

What to do if i know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

Yes, can be: The mass general center for women's mental health includes several physical symptoms in pms diagnosis, including breast tenderness/swelling, joint pains, headaches, bloating, etc -- weight gain is also part of the dsm iv-tr & dsm 5 criteria for pmdd (a more severe form of pms). For diagnosis one needs emotional symptoms also: http://currentpsychiatry.Com/pdf/1104/1104cp_meltzer-brody.Pdf. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and i'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and i'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

They do not : Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain. Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Bf took all my prego symptoms weight gain vomiting etc ex had no feeling. sex dec22 with bf sex with ex dec16 dd sept 15 bf likely the dad? lmp12/9

Bf took all my prego symptoms weight gain vomiting etc ex had no feeling. sex dec22 with bf sex with ex dec16 dd sept 15 bf likely the dad? lmp12/9

Tough question: I dont think you can be absolutely certain without a paternity test. Also, theres no connection between your boyfriend's symptoms and whether or not he's the father. ...Read more

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Having pg symptoms including: cramps, swlln brst, nausea, tired, &weight gain. Spotted for 8 days during cycle and now i'm 4 days late w/ neg pg test?

Having pg symptoms including: cramps, swlln brst, nausea, tired, &weight gain. Spotted for 8 days during cycle and now i'm 4 days late w/ neg pg test?

Maybe a bit early: Spotting during early part of pregnancy is quite common. Although current hpts are highly accurate, it could be a bit too early for the hpt to pick-up. I would recommend repeat in 3-5 days. If still neg, then likely you are not pregnant yet. If positive, congrats. Either way, eat healhty, stay active, get adequate sleep, avoid smoking/alcohol/drug to ensure healthier pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

Symptoms vague : The symptoms are somewhat vague (not specific to thyroid disease) bc majority of adults will report having these symptoms but do not have thyroid issues: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold. Easiest way to settle question is blood test. Cheapest way to settle question is changin the food intake and seeing if you lose weight appropriately. ...Read more

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9 days late on period negative pt mild mild symptoms of oncoming period. Stressed extremely and mild weight gain. Can i be pregnant?

9 days late on period negative pt mild mild symptoms of oncoming period. Stressed extremely and mild weight gain. Can i be pregnant?

Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. Illness, medications, stress, travel, changes in your weight, can all cause a late period. If your pregnancy test is negative, repeat it once per week until you get your period, to be safe. If no period for a whole month, i would see your gyn doc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more