Premenstrual Weight Gain Or Bloating

What Causes Premenstrual Weight Gain Or Bloating?

Premenstrual weight gain or bloating can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very serious' to 'generally fatal'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose premenstrual weight gain or bloating, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "premenstrual weight gain or bloating" as a symptom.  Here are four possibilities:
  • PMS H
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Depression
  • Ovarian Cancer

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
low T3 free level
constant fatigue
regular postprandial somnolence
numb/burning/tingling extremities
frequent meal-related bloating
yellow/yellowish fingernails
poor cold weather tolerance
moderate left iliac pain
possible swelling at front of neck
macrocytic red cells
slight abnormal vaginal discharge
depression with anxiety
... and more than 70 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of premenstrual weight gain or bloating:
Cause Probability Status
Hypothyroidism 97% Confirm
PMS H 21% Unlikely
Depression 0% Ruled out
Ovarian Cancer 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate being premenopausal or being perimenopausal, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you have weight gain greater than 3 pounds (1.5kg) and / or abdominal bloating associated with your cycle?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Weight gain
→ Abdominal bloating
→ Both
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no premenstrual bloating/weight gain, premenstrual weight gain, premenstrual abdominal bloating or premenstrual bloating/weight gain, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as:
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