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I've been gaining weight steadily without changing my diet at all. I seem to gain weight during my period and I never lose it like I used to?

I've been gaining weight steadily without changing my diet at all. I seem to gain weight during my period and I never lose it like I used to?

Check diet for salt: Salt tends to increase the bloating associated with pre menstrual phases by retaining extra fluid causing bloating as a first step. Secondly, have your MD check your thyroid function to see if it is not producing enough thyroxine which can cause weight gain. ...Read more

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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Do I gain water weight during my period?

Do I gain water weight during my period?

Possibly: Gaining weight cyclically associated with your menstrual cycle is a common complaint. Avoiding salt and salty food may help. Call your family doctor. If your exam is normal, and your fluid retention is significant, your doc may be able to help you with a mild diuretic. But first you need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Why do I feel gaining weight during my period ? It's really annoy me also bloating!

Why do I feel gaining weight during my period ? It's really annoy me also bloating!

Hormone changes in: Your body cause you to retain fluid. This in turn leads to minor weight increase. ...Read more

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Why do I lose weight during my period, but straight after my period, I rapidly gain weight. I am currently taking the microgynon pill for my acne?

Why do I lose weight during my period, but straight after my period, I rapidly gain weight. I am currently taking the microgynon pill for my acne?

Water weight: The pill is taken for three weeks, and then stopped for a week during which one experiences menses or period. It is not uncommon for women to retain fluids from hormones, especially progestins, and then to eliminate the excess fluid when the progestins are stopped. Decreasing the salt in your diet as well as avoiding a high carbohydrate diet may help in stabilizing the weight gain. ...Read more

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Can you not gain weight when you eat sweets during your period?

Yes: If you eat enough of anything (including) sweets - you can gain weight at any time during your cycle. ...Read more

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I can't control eating during my period. Im never full & i don't wanna gain back lost weight. Any ideas why or tips to helpi? Dont wanna undo my success

I can't control eating during my period. Im never full & i don't wanna gain back lost weight. Any ideas why or tips to helpi? Dont wanna undo my success

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Am I just gaining weight.or preg? Sex in may. 2 neg preg tests & 3 periods. Extreme.cramps during period.

Am I just gaining weight.or preg? Sex in may. 2 neg preg tests & 3 periods. Extreme.cramps during period.

Hormonal changes: Are especially common when you're still in your teens and sometimes even early 20s. This could be causing the worsened cramps and possibly more water retention, making you feel like you've gained weight. I would trust that you're likely not pregnant if you've had 2 negative tests and 3 periods (one for each month) since having sex. Discharge can change as well but you might want to get it checked. ...Read more

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3months missed period, negative urine test during 2nd month missed, light bleeding on and off for 3weeks, no change in body, losing weight not gaining?

3months missed period, negative urine test during 2nd month missed, light bleeding on and off for 3weeks, no change in body, losing weight not gaining?

Get eval: You need to get an eval for secondary amenorrhea. Pregnancy is the most common reason, but since that was ruled out, there are other causes including things like weight loss or gain, and thyroid disorders (some of which can cause weight gain/loss). Get a dr. To examine you and run some routine tests to diagnose you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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