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I gained20lbs ovr nite!(not litteraly)but it happen fast! I must loose it asap! I look pregnani, &i'm not! ihad a hysterectomy 5yrs ago. Help! im 41.?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: WEIGHT GAIN FAST

Fast weight gain usually means you are retaining fluid(water).
And it has to have a reason.You need to cosult your doctor who will examine you and if indicated order tests to find the cause.There may be a problem with your liver, kidneys, heart .This is if you have really gained weight very rapidly.

In brief: WEIGHT GAIN FAST

Fast weight gain usually means you are retaining fluid(water).
And it has to have a reason.You need to cosult your doctor who will examine you and if indicated order tests to find the cause.There may be a problem with your liver, kidneys, heart .This is if you have really gained weight very rapidly.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: GET CHECKED

Rapid weight gain could be hypothyroidsim. A simple lab can be done to check thyroid.
Also 'water weight gain' (any ankle swelling?) can be caused by kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome) or liver disease (ascites). An abdomen mass (or ovary mass) can 'make you look preganant' so an imaging study may help with the diagnosis.

In brief: GET CHECKED

Rapid weight gain could be hypothyroidsim. A simple lab can be done to check thyroid.
Also 'water weight gain' (any ankle swelling?) can be caused by kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome) or liver disease (ascites). An abdomen mass (or ovary mass) can 'make you look preganant' so an imaging study may help with the diagnosis.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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