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Sudden Weight Gain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 5, 2006
  • 06:41 AM

Well, I was kind of hoping for some suggestions.

I've been having blood in my urine for about 5 years now (since I start University, and the doctors STILL can't find out what's wrong). i've been for urine after urine test, blood after blood test, bladder scopes, X-rays..

Anyway - lately, I've begun to pile on weight. From 45kg 5 mths ago, I am now 55kg (great, i can't BELIEVE i'm overweight. NEVER weighed so much before)

It's been really puzzling because
1) my diet hasn't changed
2) my lifestyle hasn't changed

I even tried to exercise 3 times a week and eat less.. yet i STILL put on.
I weighed myself 2 weeks ago, the machine said I was 54kg and i'm 55 now.

-.- and i STILL don't know what's wrong!

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  • Have they done any thyroid tests? How about other chemistry tests? Thyroid issues can lead to sudden weight gain, but there are usually other symptoms. Laboratory tests to determine thyroid function include:Free T4 test (low) Total T3 or free T3 (low) Serum TSH (high) Additional laboratory abnormalities may include:Increased cholesterol levels Increased liver enzymes Increased serum prolactin Low serum sodium A complete blood count (CBC) shows anemia If they haven't checked for your thyroid, you might want to bring it up, especially if your other tests showed any of the other labatory abnormalities... this is just a Internet search hunch, though I know a little about hypothyroidism. Not sure if blood in urine is connected or not...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2006
    • 04:28 PM
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  • Yea - i'll bring it up the next appt in like Nov =/ i hate the hospitals in my country. appointments are like 1 mth in advance.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2006
    • 03:06 AM
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  • Oh! and thanks :P
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2006
    • 03:08 AM
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  • Your hormones could possibly be taking a roller coaster ride, something called, "PCOS".
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2006
    • 06:05 AM
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  • Hello There!I saw your post and really wanted to reply. Please don't be alarmed but if you don't have answers yet, please go to your doctor and ask them to consider ovarian issues.Everyone is different! Again don't panic! At 35 yrs I had developed some of the issues you are having - unexplained weight gain. I also had bloating and severe pain. I ignored the signs but when the weight really started to show I went to doctor. By then the pain was more than I could take.I had a palpable mass in my abdonmen. After and ultra sound, CT Scan and Colonoscopy, my surgery was scheduled. The tumor was 20 by 25 cms in size. It was causing my kidney to fail. You would think you would know that something like that was in your stomach - but I didn't. I had an emergency c-section 2 yrs prior and thought that maybe something was wrong with that. I never expected that. Turns out it did have to do with my ovary as it was a 3rd ovary that four kids later no one had even seen. It was cancer but the odds of that are so very very very slim. Don't worry about cancer because it more than likely isn't but please get your ovaries checked.I sincerely wish you all the best! Please let us know how you make out!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2011
    • 06:58 PM
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