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What causes rapid weight gain and abdominal pain?

What causes rapid weight gain and abdominal pain?

Eating too much: In the absence of uncommon medical problems or fluid retention, the only reason for rapid weight gain is rapid and excessive eating. ...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 have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

See a doctor ASAP: This should not be a presentation for online consult. Your doctor needs to ask specific questions, look at your abdomen and physically check for clues. You will likely need blood tests and x-rays for a diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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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

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I'm experiencing rapid weight gain, pains in my lower abdomen and I've just finished my period and had 2 negative pregnancy test readings. What's wrong?

I'm experiencing rapid weight gain, pains in my lower abdomen and I've just finished my period and had 2 negative pregnancy test readings. What's wrong?

Not pregnancy: You took pregnancy tests even though you had a period? Periods represent not being pregnant. They do not represent any kind of viable pregnancy. Nothing in your question represents any symptom of early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain around stomach, back, and neck. Purple/reddish rash outbreak on arm. Losing muscle mass. Erectile dysfunction. What could these sympt

Rapid weight gain around stomach, back, and neck. Purple/reddish rash outbreak on arm. Losing muscle mass. Erectile dysfunction. What could these sympt

Many possibilities: This is much too complex for an online reply. Many possibilities and maybe more than one problem. Cushing's disease (excess cortisone production). Treatment with steroids, e.g. prednisone. Side effects of other drugs, e.g. antiretroviral drugs if you have HIV. Underactive thyroid gland. Others. Presumably you're seeing a doctor; keep working with her. Maybe endocrinology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain/hair loss/trouble urinating/constant body pain & discomfort/bloat/pain in stomach/abdomen/headaches & eye issues. What could it be?

Rapid weight gain/hair loss/trouble urinating/constant body pain & discomfort/bloat/pain in stomach/abdomen/headaches & eye issues. What could it be?

X symptoms: I would suggest you see an astute internist who can tie all the symptoms together and provide you with a satisfactory answer and the necessary therapy. The symptoms are too multiple to come up with a simple answer for you in this format. ...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?

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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Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Yes: It is good to work hard on losing weight to help improve your symptoms. You m.D may consider using glucophage (metformin) which will also help in reducing Insulin resistance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden rapid weight gain. Would have to be water retention, right?

Sudden rapid weight gain. Would have to be water retention, right?

Probably: A sudden gain of this nature is always abnormal. If it is water retention, what caused it? See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rapid weight gain on actos (pioglitazone) an anti diabetes medicine?

What is the cause of rapid weight gain on actos (pioglitazone) an anti diabetes medicine?

Acots side effects: Weight gain is a known side effect of Actos (pioglitazone). The good news is that Actos is very effective in reducing visceral fat (fat in the abdomen) which is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The weight gain from Actos is peripheral and does not carry the same risk as visceral fat. As always watching calorie intake and activity to loose weight is key. ...Read more

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8 yr/o having rapid weight gain eating habits haven't changed and TSH is normal. What are some other possible causes? 48.5in and 80 pounds

8 yr/o having rapid weight gain eating habits haven't changed and TSH is normal. What are some other possible causes? 48.5in and 80 pounds

Weight: Please have your child's pediatrician give you a copy of the growth curves. Share the charts with your child and begin reworking diet and exercise. Be patient and admire the benefits over time. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and have noticed a rapid weight gain. I need to lose weight fast but I'm not sure what I need to lose to look proportional.?

I have hypothyroidism and have noticed a rapid weight gain. I need to lose weight fast but I'm not sure what I need to lose to look proportional.?

First thing first: You have to have your thyroid levels monitored and under control. Dose adjusted accordingly otherwise everything you do to lose weight will disappoint you. Encourage you to keep your appointments with your physician or specialist. Some people do suffer from diabetes along with hypothyroidism. So get checked. ...Read more

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Are high TSH and rapid weight gain related?

Are high TSH and rapid weight gain related?

It can be: High TSH means your thyroid is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone and pitutary gland which controls thyroid gland and produces more thyroid stimulating hormone, and is usually associated with low t4 (thyroid hormone) which in turn slows down your metabolism and can often cause weight gain along with other symptoms. ...Read more

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Whatcauses menstrual irregularity, rapid weight gain, and acne?

Whatcauses menstrual irregularity, rapid weight gain, and acne?

PCOSOVARIAN: The most likely cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. This disorder is associated with high testosterone levels and resistance to Insulin causing prediabetes. Other unusual causes could include adrenal disorders like cushings disease or adrenal hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds, now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds, now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more