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Unusual Weight Gain



I gained 15 pounds in 3 months without any reason. It all is in my abdominal and hip area. My food intake was healthy and remained the same. I actually increased my exercising and it seems worse. I am 50 and have not had my period for 10 months. What could cause this?


That amount of weight gain would not be due to menopause. It is important for you to see your physician.

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Response by:

Cynthia B Evans, MD Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University