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What causes excessive weight gain, headaches and missed periods?

Ive been having accessive weight gain in a short period of time. Each day its like im gain massive amounts of weight at once, following with abdominal pain, headaches, swelling, back pains, and missed periods that can last up to 6 months at a time. Im very concerned. When i start having my pains its like i cant move, all i can do is just cry. Thats how bad the pain is. I dont have the slightest knowledge of what could be wrong. Please help!!
Mon, 7 Apr 2014
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Hello
Missed period form last 6 months weight gain , abdominal pain swelling in a female in child bearing age may be due to .
Poly Cystic ovarian Disease ( pcod ), as this is most common cause . Diagnosis can be confirmed by ultrasound of abdomen and both ovaries . Also get in hormonal test.
2 Second reason may be tumor in adrenal gland so get in a M R I for confirmation .
3 Obesity may be the next reason due to excessive eating .
As obesity causes headache , swelling .
Sometimes fluid retention may be the cause of such swelling and pain abdomen.
In my opinion first of all consult a gynecologist and get his opinion.
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