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157 Possible Causes for Increased Abdominal Girth, Weight Gain

  • Obesity

    Many pharmaceutical drugs can cause weight gain as a side effect ( 10 ). For example, antidepressants have been linked to modest weight gain over time ( 11 ).[healthline.com] Hence because an increased girth is most readily recognized clinically, the term abdominal obesity is useful and satisfactory ( 2 , 4 ).[dx.doi.org] Whether an association exists between fast food consumption and weight gain is unclear.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heart Failure

    […] pound of weight gain.[dx.doi.org] abdominal girth and epigastric and right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] Weight gain, especially over a day or two, can be a sign that your body is holding on to extra fluid and your heart failure is getting worse.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Third Trimester Pregnancy

    At weight gains greater than 0.5 kg/week further weight gain was not associated with birth size.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Snoring Many pregnant women start snoring because of nasal congestion, and the increase in abdominal girth and the uterus pressing on the diaphragm.[sleepfoundation.org] Doing both will help you prevent unnecessary weight gain. The total amount of weight you should gain depends on how much you weighed pre-pregnancy.[healthline.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Passing out during exercise Poor appetite Weight loss or lack of weight gain can be seen even in older children.[cincinnatichildrens.org] Another symptom is weight gain (when fluid builds up).[cheyenneregional.org] Signs & Symptoms Shortness of breath, especially when lying down Swelling (edema) in your legs, feet, ankles or abdomen Fatigue and weakness Increased cough Weight gain from[lourdes.com]

  • Ascites

    gain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 65-year-old man with a history of myocardial infarction is admitted for decreased exercise tolerance, increased abdominal girth, and ankle edema.[jamaevidence.mhmedical.com] Moderate amounts cause increased abdominal girth and weight gain.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Pregnancy

    Given these changes, the IOM's 2009 report Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines examines weight gain during pregnancy from the perspective that factors[web.archive.org] […] by increased abdominal girth in the later stages of pregnancy.[doi.org] […] of weight gain during pregnancy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    Prednisone can cause increased appetite mood changes; he may be moody or irritable while taking the medicine weight gain Weigh your child as directed and record his weight[nationwidechildrens.org] , constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, pyrexia, weight gain, increased appetite, decreased appetite, nasal congestion, acne, rash, and cardiac hypertrophy.[actharnephrology.com] Symptoms may include: Fatigue and malaise Decreased appetite Weight gain and facial swelling Abdominal swelling or pain Foamy urine Fluid accumulation in the body spaces ([stanfordchildrens.org]

  • Cushing's Disease

    Common clinical signs and symptoms include weight gain, hypertension, and osteoporosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common symptoms in adults are weight gain (especially in the trunk, and often not accompanied by weight gain in the arms and legs), high blood pressure (hypertension[pituitarysociety.org] Weight Gain Rapid weight gain and obesity is one of the most common symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome, and the location of the gain is specific.[activebeat.com]

  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

    The clinical picture is characterized by painful hepatomegaly, jaundice, and fluid retention that manifests by weight gain, edemas, and ascites.[orpha.net] High-risk patients should be monitored closely: record intake and output, daily weights, and abdominal girth. Any unexplained weight increase may indicate early VOD.[voice.ons.org] He presented with abdominal distension, a weight gain of 15%, ascites, hepatomegaly with right upper quadrant pain, thrombocytopenia and hypertransaminasemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ovarian Cyst

    If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (multiple cysts in the ovaries) you may also experience weight gain and acne. For more information, see Useful links.[web.archive.org] A 57-year-old woman presented with acute-onset abdominal pain and increasing abdominal girth over the past year.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other less frequent symptoms include: Pelvic pain Pain during sex Frequent need to urinate Unexplained weight gain Pain during your period Unusual vaginal bleeding Breast[yanhee.net]

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