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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 is a good way to judge if your weight gain is because of your period.?

What is a good way to judge if your weight gain is because of your period.?

Weight gain: If you bloat just prior to or at time of menses & there is a cyclic increase in weight followed by the weight dropping back to normal w menses - then weight gain is likely related to your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I have excessive weight gain and a period that lasts from1-2?months. When it goes off it stops for 3+ months. What do you think it could be

Get yourself: Checked for hormonal imbalance that could contribute to the irregularity of your menstrual periods. Being overweight can stimulate overproduction of estrogen from your adipose tissue, which will cause prolonged amenorrhea (lack of menstrual flow). Try to lose 10 lbs to see if your period will improve. At least it is a way to motivate yourself. ...Read more

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Could weight gain cause your period to skip its cycle?

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Yes: Weight changes can cause your cycles to change. ...Read more

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What will cause extreme weight gain in a short period of time?

What will cause extreme weight gain in a short period of time?

Sugar: Of course simple sugars, fats like fried food and inactivity. ...Read more

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I have taken home pt but they were negative no period for 2 months n weight gain?

I have taken home pt but they were negative no period for 2 months n weight gain?

Lack of ovulation: If no period for several months and negative pregnancy test it sounds like you aren't ovulating. This can be caused by your hormones being off. For instance problems with thyroid or prolactin hormones or beginning diabetes can stop ovulation. Gaining weight can also stop ovulation. You need to see your doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a period for a day? Especially if you have secondary amennorhea caused by weight gain.

It may not mean: anything more, especially in someone who has amennorhea. Your hormones apparently do not rise and fall in the normal pattern leading to no menses; this same phenomenon could cause only 1 day of withdrawal bleeding. Because it is atypical, if you are sexually active a pregnancy test should be checked. Just continue under your doctor's care for the amennorhea problem. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I started seeing weight gain a few days before my period, but now that it has been over for a day my weight still hasn't returned, why?

I started seeing weight gain a few days before my period, but now that it has been over for a day my weight still hasn't returned, why?

Caloric imbalance: You may gained fat rather than water. Try reducing you intake of food and exercising more.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a thin person to have chronically elevated levels of cortisol? Or does high levels over a long period always result in weight gain

Is it possible for a thin person to have chronically elevated levels of cortisol? Or does high levels over a long period  always result in weight gain

Not always obese: Although high cortisol levels do tend to cause increased eating and can lead to obesity, there are many thin people who do not gain weight. A better question might be why your cortisol levels are elevated? Are you under a huge amount of stress? If so, consider discussing with a mental health professional. If not, consider talking with your primary doctor for additional testing options. ...Read more

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Could a late period cause weight gain.

Could a late period cause weight gain.

If accompanied by: Fluid retention then yes. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or med problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. If sexually active - take hpt. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period in three months. should i be concerned? Can this also cause weight gain?

I haven't gotten my period in three months. should i be concerned? Can this also cause weight gain?

No period 3 months. : F of unknown age, sexual activity or medical history notes: I haven't gotten period for 3 months. Should I be concerned? Can this also cause weight gain? ANS: most concise explanation-ur pregnant = amenorrhea + weight gain. If exposed to sperm then do preg test now. If negative do 2nd opinion with me. If + congratulations. Let me know what u find out. ...Read more

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What if your period last month was 3 days early?I'm always 28days. No birth controI was not under any stress no exercising no weight gain or anything.

What if your period last month was 3 days early?I'm always 28days. No birth controI was not under any stress no exercising no weight gain or anything.

Still ok: It sounds like you have read up on menstrual irregularity and know that stress and other factors can affect it. Sometimes the cause can not be known or recognized ... your body is simply reacting to something. But it truly is not something to worry about...a period coming 3 days early when nothing else seems to be wrong does not indicate a disease or dysfunction. It is normal. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Unprotected sex in october; no period november; spotted for 15 days in december; no period january; no period february; weight gain; ---utest --btest?

Unprotected sex in october; no period november; spotted for 15 days in december; no period january; no period february; weight gain; ---utest --btest?

Urgent Test Needed: Please do a test. Any test. If you are this far along in your pregnancy you are putting your health and the baby's health at risk by not getting good prenatal care. Please do a test today or go see your gynecologist today. ...Read more

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When should period return? LMP 5/31 skipped in June. Neg hpt 7/3. No perd or preg symp. No stress or weight gain

When should period return? LMP 5/31 skipped in June. Neg hpt 7/3. No perd or preg symp. No stress or weight gain

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more