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Unexplained weight gain, unusual bloating in abdominal region, oncoming acne and fatigue. What are most common explanations? Not pregnant and not the pill

Unexplained weight gain, unusual bloating in abdominal region, oncoming acne and fatigue. What are most common explanations? Not pregnant and not the pill

Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods ; drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more

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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 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

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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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Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

See your doc: Sounds like you have a lot of symptoms that could be explained related to GI tract, female organ issues or both... See your doc for a detailed history/ physical and some testing... ...Read more

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I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

I have sudden weight gain only in abdomen area. Sometimes feeling bloated. What could be the reason?

Pregnant?: Make sure you are or are not. Could be other gyn, bowel issues. Increased belly could be fetus, feces, fat, other fertile issues(fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc), fluid (as cites). See your doc. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...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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16 no period 3 months, irregular from beginning, sharp abdomen n back pain ,weakness in legs, abnormal bleeding , fatigue, weight gain, bloating?

16 no period 3 months,  irregular from beginning, sharp abdomen n back pain ,weakness in legs, abnormal bleeding , fatigue, weight gain, bloating?

Irregular mensturati: This is not uncommon at your age Please see your doctor and he may prescribe you oral contraceptives to regulate your cycle ...Read more

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Is it possible that my GERD is all due to me being 5'3 & have recent (past 6 months) weight gain and now weigh 150, (normally 135) most fat in abdomen?

Is it possible that my GERD is all due to me being 5'3 & have recent (past 6 months) weight gain and now weigh 150, (normally 135) most fat in abdomen?

Yes: Intraabdominal weight gain is a precursor for the muscle between the esophagus and stomach to malfunction. Medications can also cause similar symptoms, especially high blood pressure Meds. Eat smaller amounts, drink water with your meals, do not lay down or sit or recline after meals, and elevate the back of your bed 1/2-1 inch. It all helps. Good luck, see the doc if not improving. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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Period every other month, negative preg tests for 4 months, movement in the upper abdomen and had weight gain. never had an irreg period. Preg?

Period every other month, negative preg tests for 4 months, movement in the upper abdomen and had weight gain. never had an irreg period. Preg?

No: With 4 negative pregnancy tests the chance of pregnancy is almost nil, provided these are reliable tests. If you are gaining weight and have irregular periods, you may be developing polycystic ovary syndrome, get yourself evaluated ...Read more

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I have shortness of breatbreath even if I'm sitting. Extreme weight gain in a short period of time mostly in my abdomen. I have high blood pressure a?

I have shortness of breatbreath  even if I'm sitting. Extreme weight gain in a short period of time mostly in my abdomen. I have high blood pressure a?

Further eval: Your symptoms are concerning and necessitate further medical evaluation with more information, physical exam and very likely some tests. Fluid overload, and subsequently weight gain, can happen due to a number of conditions such as heart failure, liver cirrhosis, renal failure, low body protein such as malabsorption, etc. Limit your fluid and salt intake until seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's lower abdomen feels very hard, swollen breast last 9/9/12, now weight gain. 9/13/12 we had pt and negative, still no mens until now.

My girlfriend's lower abdomen feels very hard, swollen breast last 9/9/12, now weight gain. 9/13/12 we had pt and negative, still no mens until now.

Repeat HPT : You don't mention last menstrual period date, or the timing of the hpt. Sounds like a pregnancy. Please recheck the hpt in a week. If still negative, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Heavy clotting and vaginal bleeding, extreme weight gain 8lbs in a wk, swollen stomach, kicking feeling on left upper abdomen/rib cage!

Heavy clotting and vaginal bleeding, extreme weight gain 8lbs in a wk, swollen stomach, kicking feeling on left upper abdomen/rib cage!

Pregnant? : Are you pregnant? If so get to a hospital immediately. By saying you feel kicking you are implying you think you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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

Im experiencing rapid weight gain, pains in my lower abdomen and I've just finished my period and had 2 negative pregnancy test readings.  Whats 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