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wizkat96 posted:
It has been 7 months since my last cycle. and during that time I have lost noticeable weight, without trying. I have been to my Dr and he ran all kinds of test on me. I am 100%. I was wondering if menopause could be a factor. I know that there is weight gain so why not weight loss.
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear wizkat96,
certainly weight loss is not a classic occurrence with menopause. Indeed, typically women gain an average of 5-8 pounds in the process of going through menopause. I would tend to look at other factors. Have you checked your thyroid function, for example? Thyroid overactivity can indeed cause the loss of periods and weight loss.
Good luck,
Mary Jane

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