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Gaining weight and have urine infection. Missed periods and got heavy bleeding. Cause?

Hi, I m Kerry age 37, I have rapidly gained a lot of weight, gone up 3 sizes in a year, from a 12 to a 16 but can’t understand why. My belly swells and goes hard and looks like I’m 7 months pregnant. I skip periods all the time. I skipped August, September and November then had some clotting and 2 days of heavy bleeding at the end of November, then I had a normal one early December then haven’t had one since. I have been doing the Carol Vorterman Detox for 3 weeks very strictly and haven’t lost a pound. I get pain in my abdomen on and off and I’m constantly getting infections at the moment in my c-section scar (which my last one was 8 years ago) and infections in my belly button scar from where I had a camera put in 18 years ago. I have had thrush and urine infections quite a few times in the past several months also, which I have a urine infection right now. I am struggling with depression for the first time in my life also. I am low on Iron and the Iron pills are not bringinging it up which is cursing a little concerned from the doctor. I am back and forth to the doctors and I have been put on anti depressants and got anti biotic cream for the scars and put on anti biotic every time I get a urine infection. What could be causing all this? There must be something going on inside my body. I was told after blood tests that I’m not in early menopause so what’s going on.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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It seems like you have some endocrinology problem associated like pls get your thyroid profile checked along with fasting and post prandial sugar levels to rule out developing diabetes as weight gain could be due to either of them....also recurring fungal infection may ght be due to decreased immunity as well as some immunity weakness ....consider the opinion of an endocrinologist .also it looks like you have polycystic ovaries which is causing weight gain as well as heavy bleeding after amenorrhoea. ...get your fasting insulin levels as wrll as fsh lh level checked along with lipid profile for ruling out a condition known as syndrome x....which causes all the problems you r currently having.

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