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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

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

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I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?

I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?

Adjust the dose: If the dose of thyroid medication is correct, all the available preparations should be about the same. The "bloating, wt gain" sounds like hypothyroidism, i.e. You were taking too little. The dose of the new preparation may be different from the dose of Levothroid you were on. Make sure you take the medication on an empty stomach, and not with hot liquids.

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I've had weight gain and bloating since Skyla insertion a month ago, is this to be expected? My diet hasn't changed

I've had weight gain and bloating since Skyla insertion a month ago, is this to be expected? My diet hasn't changed

Not common: Skyla has a very tiny amount of Progesterone that acts locally on the lining of the uterus and cervical mucous. The hormone released is so low it does not usually cause symptoms throughout your body. Monitor your progress over the next few months and see it is gets better. If not see your doctor

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What should I do for rapid weight gain?

What should I do for rapid weight gain?

See doctor: Unless you change your eating habits or activity from stress or other reason, you need to see doctor for blood test for rapid wt gain- metabolism problem.

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What is considered rapid weight gain...I have gained 12 lbs since 7/1/15.

What is considered rapid weight gain...I have gained 12 lbs since 7/1/15.

12 pounds in 8 weeks: Rapidness is in the eye of the beholder, but 12 pounds in 8 weeks does sound rapid... unless a person is pregnant and growing large. Otherwise, if one doesn't have a good reason for the weight gain (such as eating extra food every day, such as 2 extra Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars a day), one can see her primary care doctor to find out why her weight is rising.

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Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Doubtful: Flucoxacillin, an antibiotic, shouldn't cause weight gain. It, like many medications, can affect digestion and may cause bloating, gastric irritation, or diarrhea.

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Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

See below: Any food can cause weight gain, if you eat enough calories. But, boiled peanuts are not a specific risk for weight gain.

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Anorexia recovery rapid weight gain, what to do?

Anorexia recovery rapid weight gain, what to do?

A team treatment: Approach is really important in recovery from anorexia nervosa. Recommend haivng input from a nutritionist, your physician and a behavioral health provider. Take care.

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Is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

Is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

Supplements: Supplements vary. Most are balanced vitamins, altered beef protein and some contain essential fatty acids and carbohydrates. Eat a healthy diet with adequate calories and you may not need to depend on these.

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Is there any supplements or methods for rapid weight gain?

Is there any supplements or methods for rapid weight gain?

Balance and activity: The best, most successful weight loss method is one where your intake is 500 calories less than you need a day and increase your activity by at least 200 cal a day. If you follow a eating plan based on at least 6-7 servings of non starchy vegetables and 3 servings of fruit you will feel full. Add protein to every meal. Eat small meals every 3-4 hours. Limit carbohydrates to complex only. Good luck.

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What can I do to have rapid weight gain and get healthy fat and muscle at the same time?

What can I do to have rapid weight gain and get healthy fat and muscle at the same time?

Unfortunately: There is no way to do that. Weight gain through increased muscle mass is a long and slow process. Fat gain, on the other hand, can be very quickly accomplished but is not recommended. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams.

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54yr old female with constant bloating, fullness and weight gain from 106-140 lbs over 8-10 months time frame. What can this mean?

54yr old female with constant bloating, fullness and weight gain from 106-140 lbs over 8-10 months time frame. What can this mean?

Large weight gain: A complete physical exam by a physician is necessary. Gi problems you mention may be a result, not the cause of the weight gain. Endocrine (gland) problems are always a concern and include thyroid and pituitary conditions which demand thorough investigation, and all medications need to be reviewed. However, large weight gain is often a change in dietary habits or a loss of dietary control.

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What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?

What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?

No relationship: Taking Ativan (lorazepam) "every once in a while" has no effect on one's weight. That means one's weight can go up or down, but will not be due to taking Ativan (lorazepam) once in a while.

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What causes really rapid weight gain?

Many reasons: 1- type of food and it is amount 2-lack of activities 3- hormonal imbalance.

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Rapid weight gain in the last few months?

Rapid weight gain in the last few months?

Need more: Information. How much weight did you gain. What is your height and weight. Any change in activity?

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Why is rapid weight gain/loss yo yo dangerous?

Lose muscle/gain fat: First, some weight variation is normal, particularly for women with working ovaries. Varying weights within a 10 pound range is not alarming. More than this, however, and it is likely that a person is losing mainly muscle and gaining mostly fat. With each cycle, the metabolism slows a little bit more making it likely the person doesn't get as low as before, and goes up a little higher each time.

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What is the definition or description of: Rapid weight gain?

What is the definition or description of: Rapid weight gain?

Mostly whether food: Alone is the cause (then it is NOT rapid). If the weight gained makes good mathematical sense (4000 calorie equal a pound on) then it isn't that rapid. More than 2 pounds a week is hard to do.

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What should I do about extreme bloating and weight gain?

See a doctor: Your weight gain and bloating may be second-rate to a disease or because you eat too much. Your doctor is one of the best resources you have in figuring out which of the two it is. You need to see a doctor so that a more thorough history and physical examination can be done. This will be the most important aspect of determining how you can lose weight.

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What physical side effects of rapid weight gain are there?

Many: Eventually: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orthopedic problems, falls and accidents, infertility, poor self image and occ depression, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, heart attacks, strokes, etc. The list is longer, but I think you've got the idea already.

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Rapid Weight Gain (Definition)

Alone is the cause (then it is NOT rapid). If the weight gained makes good mathematical sense (4000 calorie equal a pound on) then it isn't that rapid. More than 2 pounds a week ...Read more