Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
125 Doctors are Online

What is the reason for unsual weight gain after pregnancy ?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3637 Questions

I am 25 and I had an active youth always was all the way up to 15 when i got pregnant had high blood pressure and went into birth early was put on meds and when i stopped taking went into birth soon after. After pregnancy and during the last three months of bedrest i gained a total of 70 pounds. I lost all that by exercise and diet managed to keep it off by starving and fad diets and sometimes excersize . I got a surgery in 2010 for a few hernias and which didnt go well and i am to receive another to fix it due to the patch being recalled. I have these heart flutters and problems breathing but i take zoloft so anxiety isnt the problem and i rarely get anxious only depressed. I am currently obese only have been for around 8 months . I gained this weight fast somehow I never changed my eating or physical activity it seems to just have happened. A friend told me this happened to her when she at something that she was allergic to but I have untreated adhd and I could not possibly remember what the new addition was. I also get this pulsing in my Peripheral artery and also in my kidney is this strange? Sorry for the long history just thought it may help.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in Weight & Lifestyle
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later

Thanks for your query , I have read through the details. The history is really informative.

The weight gain after the pregnancy has straight reasons that are low BMR ,increased storing for lactation,no exercise or diet management.

The recent gain even after diet and exercise would probably be due to hormonal problems . I would ask you to revise any medications or hormonal birth control measures if you are on now and get thyroid test done both of which are my prime suspects at your age and with the above history.Also do get ruled for PCOD( poly cystic ovarian disease)which is another common cause for weight gain in women of your age.I do not attribute this issue to any kind of allergies.

The hernias you had could probably be due to fast weight gain and loosing over months which affects the tone of the abdominal muscles and result into hernias . Faster gain or loss is not acceptable as it can pose risks to the heart by altering the cholesterol levels in the body.

The pulsing peripheral artery which you have may need to be examined to find out what exactly is causing the same, I do not consider it to be related to the weight issues you are facing now.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor