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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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can utrogestan prescribed for pregnancy, once completed cause hot flushes, weight gain and bloating? How long does it take to exit the system?

Can utrogestan prescribed for pregnancy, once completed cause hot flushes, weight gain and bloating? How long does it take to exit the system?

Not typical: Those are not typical symptoms to have once you stop this particular medication. There may be something else going on. Consider a follow up with your fertility specialist ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do stretch marks from rapid weight gain ever go away or are they permanent?

Do stretch marks from rapid weight gain ever go away or are they permanent?

Stretch marks: Yes. You can speed the process by using cocoa butter or other skin cream to have them disappear faster. ...Read more

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What kind of risks does rapid weight gain (~70 lbs in ~7-8 months) have? I was slightly overweight to begin with and am now 5'8" and nearly 220 and am trying to lose it but it's slow going

There is HELP!!!: Rapid weight gain can be caused by various factors including hormonal problems, overeating and lack of exercise. This can cause medical problems such as increased blood pressure, stretch marks, apnea and a host of other medical issues. It may affect the persons self esteem. You need a lot of support to lose weight. Ask your doctor to evaluate you and register at an accredited medical weightloss clinic ...Read more

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I gave up smoking 3 weeks ago. I have found that I have picked up a lot of weight very quickly. I have not changed my diet nor am I eating more than usual. What can I do to stop the rapid weight gain?

I gave up smoking 3 weeks ago. I have found that I have picked up a lot of weight very quickly. I have not changed my diet nor am I eating more than usual. What can I do to stop the rapid weight gain?

Lifestyle change: Congratulations on quitting smoking! Nicotine from tobacco boosts the body's metabolic rate increasing the number of calories burned. Your metabolism quickly returns to normal after quitting smoking. So cutting calories/healthy diet and exercise are necessary to stop the weight gain. Consider professional help for advice on weight control if necessary: your doctor, nutritionist, weight loss group. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

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Bloating, weight gain, constipation, what do you recommend?

Bloating, weight gain, constipation, what do you recommend?

Visiting your: Doctor. In the mean time, consider taking a medicine for gas, and constipation. Get checked for dm and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Michael Rothman
54 Doctors shared insights

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