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Gaining weight unintentionally

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the kidneys do not work properly and leak large amounts of protein into the urine.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Puffyswollen eyes
  • Leg swelling

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Nephrotic syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Polycystic ovaries

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Excess hair growth
  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Acne
  • Missing periods

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Polycystic ovaries.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Under-active Thyroid

An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) is where your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Unusually tired
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Lower sex drive

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Under-active Thyroid.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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