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Iwas 130then got pregnant gained weight and after my son ilost my weight now 113 and pregnant and doc told me ihave low thyroid ieat a lot but don't gain nothin?

Iwas 130then got pregnant gained weight and after my son ilost my weight now 113 and pregnant and doc told me ihave low thyroid ieat a lot but don't gain nothin?

OVER ACTIVE THYROID?: Could the doctor meant that your thyroid is overactive? When you eat alot and still lose weight, your body may be producing too much thyroid hormone. Do you feel nervous, jittery ot hyper? Does your pulse race and do your hands shake? These are symptoms of an over active thyroid. If you feel well, you have nothing to worry about! ...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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Missed 2 period (not pregnant), gained weight despite eating less&exercising more, abs bloat, is the weight gain due to missed periods (temporary&will go?

Missed 2 period (not pregnant), gained weight despite eating less&exercising more, abs bloat, is the weight gain due to missed periods (temporary&will go?

Discuss Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) w MD: The missed periods, bloating and weight gain may be related to the birth control pill and hormone imbalance. Please discuss with your GYN as there may be a pill or dosage better tolerated by you. In the meantime adding a good B complex vitamin, enhancing your intake of deep green leafy vegetables, possibly a probiotic - all directed at enhancing exogenous oral hormone metabolism may be helpful. ...Read more

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I took phintermine 2 years ago and lost 80 lbs but got pregnant and gained my weight back. Considering taking it again should I reconsider?

I took phintermine 2 years ago and lost 80 lbs but got pregnant and gained my weight back. Considering taking it again should I reconsider?

What about doing: It naturally? Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I've had a period last month. Different from my normal periods, could I be pregnant? I've gained weight fast and have all the symptoms.

I've had a period last month. Different from my normal periods, could I be pregnant? I've gained weight fast and have all the symptoms.

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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If you're a healthy BMI when you get pregnant but gain pregnancy weight and it causes your BMI to be in the overweight randge, is that unhealthy?

If you're a healthy BMI when you get pregnant but gain pregnancy weight and it causes your BMI to be in the overweight randge, is that unhealthy?

It depends/unlikely,: This depends on how much weight is gained during pregnancy. The average woman is expected to gain about 25 pounds during pregnancy and would likely still be overweight after it. So it's normal to be overweight in pregnancy. However, if the BMI was high normal before pregnancy it might be smart to have a diet and exercise program after the pregnancy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

I don't think so: The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas. Pregnancy does not cause lipomas. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant. Lump in armpit. Lost 29lbs since getting pregnant. Not gained any weight at all.

22 weeks pregnant. Lump in armpit. Lost 29lbs since getting pregnant. Not gained any weight at all.

Breast tissue: It is possible that you are seeing axillary breast tissue. The tail of Spence (part of breast) is more prominent during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Your doctor will need to confirm this with an exam at your next pregnancy appointment ...Read more

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39 wk pregnant, weight gain is 33 pounds. From last 1 week my right leg (hip to knee)start paining in the middle of night but ok by afternoon. Reason?

39 wk pregnant, weight gain is 33 pounds. From last 1 week my right leg (hip to knee)start paining in the middle of night but ok by afternoon. Reason?

Excess weight during: Pregnancy causes strain and pain on the muscles and joints. Don't worry! tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take. If there's swelling or worsening of symptoms, go see your oby right away. Occasionally, a leg clot can occur. Follow up with him/ her! Take care! ...Read more

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Hi. I've missed 2 periods and im not pregnant but ive gained weight? Is the weight gain due to missed periods and is there some thing wrong with me. I'm 32 female

Hi. I've missed 2 periods and im not pregnant but ive gained weight? Is the weight gain due to missed periods and is there some thing wrong with me. I'm 32 female

Missed Periods: Can occur in certain medical conditions related to the ovaries and/or uterus in the absence of pregnancy. Some of these conditions can cause weight gain. I would recommend seeing your doctor for a physical exam and for labs. These labs can show if you have imbalances in the hormones that regulate your period. With these labs, I recommend getting your sugar and cholesterol checked. Best regards. ...Read more

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What symptoms will I notice or can I look for if I'm pregnant? Weight gain, tender breasts, nausea?

What symptoms will I notice or can I look for if I'm pregnant? Weight gain, tender breasts, nausea?

Yes, and more: Skipped or late period, nausea, bloating, fluid retention, tender or sore breasts, changes in nipples; weight gain is usually not initial change, but it will happen; joint aches; other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Missed period cramping in back not pregnant stomach weight gain?

Missed period cramping in back not pregnant stomach weight gain?

Anovulatory cycle?: You are probably about to have your period late because of hormonal shifts from stress. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and can't gain weight?

I am pregnant and can't gain weight?

Eat healthy: You will. As long as you are eating healthy, taking your prenatals, not smoking or drinking alcohol, getting your checkups you will be fine. ...Read more

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Pregnant 33w4d and weight gain only 5.5kg. SFH measurements on track and U/S shows baby's weight in normal range. Should I worry?

Pregnant 33w4d and weight gain only 5.5kg. SFH measurements on track and U/S shows baby's weight in normal range. Should I worry?

Normal growth: You state that your baby is growing normally and that this is being monitored by ultrasound. It does not appear there is a cause for concern ...Read more

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Hi ive had a neg. Blood test and urine test im 57 can I still be pregnant??? I just have gained weight in my midsection so much..

Hi ive had a neg. Blood test and urine test im 57 can I still be pregnant??? I just have gained weight in my midsection so much..

No: The likelihood of being pregnant despite negative blood & urine tests is negligible. While you didn't mention your menopausal status, it's even less likely for 57yo women to become pregnant, certainly, not after menopause. Average age of menopause is 51yo although some women still menstruate regularly past that time. More common cause of weight gain is imbalance btwn nutrition & physical activity. ...Read more

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I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Didn't gain much weight for the past 5 weeks. Was 159lbs at wk12, now 156lbs. Is it normal? I am 5ft 1inch. My OBGYN is not worried

I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Didn't gain much weight for the past 5 weeks. Was 159lbs at wk12, now 156lbs. Is it normal? I am 5ft 1inch. My OBGYN is not worried

Pregnancy weight: You are doing fine. You were overweight to start so you are doing great now. Follow your do tors advice for weight gain. I would suspect about 15-20 lbs would be great for the whole pregnancy. Eat a well balanced diet. Eat for one, you. Take your prenatals. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in 4 months could I be pregnant? I've also gained weight and my belly looks round

I haven't had a period in 4 months could I be pregnant? I've also gained weight and my belly looks round

Yes: Do a home pregnancy test. If it is positive, see an obstetrician asap for prenatal care. If it is negative, see your family doctor to look for other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant and haven't gained weight rather I've lost 2kg from my pre pregnancy weight, doctors says the baby is growing at normal rate. Normal?

24 weeks pregnant and haven't gained weight rather I've lost 2kg from my pre pregnancy weight, doctors says the baby is growing at normal rate. Normal?

Yes: But make sure you eat correctly and avoid too much weight loss. Through the course of your pregnancy you will increase your weight. Please note that a growing baby needs lots of energy and if he/she does not have enough through the nutrients you give, he/she will resort to using your supplies. So please eat healthy but enough for both of you. ...Read more

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Hello, I have not had my period since beg. Of april and I went to the doctors and I am not pregnant, but I have gained weight in the past few months?

Hello, I have not had my period since beg. Of april and I went to the doctors and I am not pregnant, but I have gained weight in the past few months?

Common complaint: 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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Can I be pregnant with no weight gain and regular period. Even after 7 months from unprotected sex? Hpt -ve in first and 3rd months

Can I be pregnant with no weight gain and regular period. Even after 7 months from unprotected sex? Hpt -ve in first and 3rd months

No: You cannot be pregnant while having periods and you cannot be 7-months pregnant without showing it ...Read more

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20w pregnant with no weight gain, frequent dizzy spells, shortness of breath, palpitation (normal eating). Baby measure normal on level 2 ultrasound at 19w. Do I need to worry about low weight gain?

20w pregnant with no weight gain, frequent dizzy spells, shortness of breath, palpitation (normal eating). Baby measure normal on level 2 ultrasound at 19w. Do I need to worry about low weight gain?

Be watched closely: I've seen some women with little weight gain during pregnancy have perfectly healthy babies, but weight gain of about at least 25 pounds would typically be expected. Make sure your doctor monitors closely your fundal height growth, and probably also more ultrasounds that the typical pregnancy for closer monitoring of the fetal growth. ...Read more

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How to gain weight if pregnant?

How to gain weight if pregnant?

Calories: Just eat a healthy diet and it will happen. Women in the US are obsessed about the amount of weight gained in pregnancy and in all actuality most gain too much. If you are underweight you might have to gain as much as 30 pounds for the whole pregnancy and increasing your caloric intake makes that possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I gained healthy weight while pregnant?

What to do if I gained healthy weight while pregnant?

Good: Hi. That's great. Congratulate yourself. It's good for your fetus. ...Read more

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What to do if I gained "healthy" weight while pregnant?

What to do if I gained "healthy" weight while pregnant?

Breastfeed!: Healthy weight gain during pregnancy reduces faster with breast feeding your newborn. Benefits to mother and baby both are vast! ...Read more

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I'm four months pregnant, but can't seem to gain any weight--what should I do?

I'm four months pregnant, but can't seem to gain any weight--what should I do?

What did your OB say: U shoudl be asking that to your ob, you can be referred to a dietician to get you on a wt gaining diet and your OB can do a workup to make sure nothing strange is going on. ...Read more

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