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Doctor insights on: Weight Gain And Loss Of Menstrual Cycle

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Can weight gain cause my menstrual cycle to stop?

Can weight  gain cause my menstrual cycle to stop?

It is possible: Any extreme weight change in either direction can affect your period. Sometimes these changes are based in emotional causes which also affect women's' cycles. Worries about this can make things even more complicated. However, before you make any assumptions about cause, make sure to see your gynecologist and have them check you out. If all is ok, you may want to look into the cause of gaining ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can an unbalanced menstrual cycle lead to weight gain?

Inter-related: Some of the hormonal problems that mess up your menstrual cycle can also make it easier to gain weight. And gaining weight can certainly mess up your menstrual cycle. Work on controlling your weight, and it would be wise to see your gynecologist about your menstrual cycles. At age 48 you are likely close to menopause, and that may be what is going on. ...Read more

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Can the menstrual cycle cause weight gain?

Can the menstrual cycle cause weight gain?

Yes: Typically a woman gains 3-6 pounds by the end of her cycle (period). ...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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10 lb weight gain in one month, pain in ovaries (dull constant pain), light bleeding, nausea. Last menstrual was 2 weeks ago. Have had a tubal (9 year?

10 lb weight gain in one month, pain in ovaries (dull constant pain), light bleeding, nausea. Last menstrual was 2 weeks ago. Have had a tubal (9 year?

Hormone imbalance: Sounds like a hormone imbalance and swollen ovaries. Unless you have bad pain or worsening symptoms, give it a month to straighten out. It would be helpful to see a gyn specialist. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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