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Why do I feel bigger/fatter during my period?

Asked by partyrock (3865 points ) November 20th, 2011

Why do I feel bigger/fatter during my period? Why does the body retain more water when a woman is menstruating ?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Bloating…water retention are due to hormonal changes…what causes them is unclear.

JLeslie's avatar

Water retention, constipation, eating more.

jazmina88's avatar

water weight…..every month. I gain 5 lbs.

marinelife's avatar

You do gain water weight, but mostly it is perception brought on by hormones.

bobby78's avatar

It’s hormons, not that much water weight.

Garebo's avatar

Because your body is preparing itself, you just have to learn how to trick it.

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