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Rapid weight gain over the last couple weeks. How do you tell if it's fluid ?
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Dr. Noel Alonso
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In brief: Go see your doc...
Rapid weight gain is best assessed by your doctor who could determine if this is because of retained fluid due to an endocrine (thyroid/adrenal glands), kidney or cardiac problem, or simply because of increased calories.
Your doc would ask pertinent questions and perform a physical examination. Shortness of breath, swelling of your legs, feet, abdomen or around the eyes may suggest fluid retention.

In brief: Go see your doc...
Rapid weight gain is best assessed by your doctor who could determine if this is because of retained fluid due to an endocrine (thyroid/adrenal glands), kidney or cardiac problem, or simply because of increased calories.
Your doc would ask pertinent questions and perform a physical examination. Shortness of breath, swelling of your legs, feet, abdomen or around the eyes may suggest fluid retention.
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