Exporting to a PDF from Indesign

I exported 1st edit of my book into a PDF was 120
MB...then fixed a few typos..exported a
2nd edit of almost the exact same book...same page #...but now is 522MB.
why is ther such a difference?

Are there images?
Did you use the same export settings?
Did you do a "save as" before exporting?

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