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25 Nov 2005

Excess Weight during Pre/Menstrual cycles...
I would like to know on average ( approximately) how much of weight can a woman gain during her menstrual cycle. Is it true that we retain water and if so why does this happen.

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Mizz G
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

On average women can gain 2kg, though it has been known to gain up to 5kg premenstrually. The water retention is hormonal.

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