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Unexplained rapid weight gain, bloating in stomach and legs. What could this be from? Please help

Unexplained rapid weight gain, bloating in stomach and legs. What could this be from? Please help

Many things: The bloating in belly and legs could be related to excess fluid. Excess fluid could be related to liver, kidney or heart problem. Hormone disorders can lead to rapid weight gain and include thyroid or adrenal issues. As you can see there are many causes of rapid weight gain.These are just a few. I strongly suggest you discuss the weight gain with your doctor so that he/she can figure out the cause ...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


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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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Unexplained weight gain in my midsection. Should i be concerned about diabetes ?

Unexplained weight gain in my midsection. Should i be concerned about diabetes ?

Possible: Weight gain always increases your chances of developing diabetes -- particularly if you have a positive family history. Risks increase as you get older and heavier. ...Read more

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What could be causing unexplained weight gain? 40 y/o female, post hysterectomy 1 year. Left ovaries. Could age and hyst be culprit?

What could be causing unexplained weight gain? 40 y/o female, post hysterectomy 1 year. Left ovaries. Could age and hyst be culprit?

Are ovaries working?: Are your ovaries still making sufficient estrogen post surgery? A FSH test can help you make that determination especially if you are having 'hot flashes". If all is well with the former, then have your MD do a TSH to check your thyroid function as minimally active thyroid function(hypothyroidism) can cause weight gain. Everything normal? Diet and exercise Rx is then needed, it's not the surgery. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails. ...Read more

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What can cause unexplained weight gain and on snd off belly aches snd headaches about 3 times a week in a child?

Many things: With a collection of multiple symptoms that is not going away, it would necessary to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more