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I Put On 22kilos In 5 Months. What Could Be

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Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Question: I put on 22kilos in 5 months. what could be the reason?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
We need to look for its cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In my opinion, there maybe some organic cause behind this weight gain. We should look for its cause with tests including gynecologic visit.
Do you have any other symptoms apart from weight gain? Did you take any medicines? Any dietary changes?

Anyways I would first like to see the report of all basic blood tests including complete blood count, lipid profile, liver function test, kidney function test, thyroid profile. If these come back normal then further evaluation is needed depending on your other symptoms.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (17 minutes later)
Sure. I have given that for tests and should get it in 10 days.
I will share it with you then.

One more important thing is:
[1] I was smoking and drinking till last 2 months. I have quit now. Can that also be a reason?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
there are three scenarios with smoking and drinking

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

There are three main scenarios with smoking and drinking in relation to weight gain.

First is that after quitting smoking, usually a weight gain of few kilos is noted. It is due to withdrawal of nicotine and this weight gain is harmless otherwise.

Second is that alcohol can cause liver problems and fluid accumulation as a result. This seems most likely of all three scenarios. And an ultrasound abdomen maybe needed.

Third is that smoking can cause some problems with breathing that cause weight gain due to low energy, low activity of the person due to breathlessness.

Dr Vaishalee
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I Put On 22kilos In 5 Months. What Could Be

Brief Answer: We need to look for its cause Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. In my opinion, there maybe some organic cause behind this weight gain. We should look for its cause with tests including gynecologic visit. Do you have any other symptoms apart from weight gain? Did you take any medicines? Any dietary changes? Anyways I would first like to see the report of all basic blood tests including complete blood count, lipid profile, liver function test, kidney function test, thyroid profile. If these come back normal then further evaluation is needed depending on your other symptoms. Dr Vaishalee