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Old 04-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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I havent had my period in a year! any help!

I havent had my period for 14 months im only 17 and i usually had a regular period. I know that im not pregnant! I went to the doctor and they did some test and told me that my testosterone level is high and that my insulin isnt completely normal either. they gave me a hormone and it made me have my period but i havent had one sense then. which was like 3 months ago. I recently been feeling like my hair is thinning! and once in a while ill get a really sharp pain on the right side of my stomach but it goes away really fast and it doesnt happen alot just sometimes! and my voice has change like its gotten a little deeper, I am trying ot get into a specialist but it will take some time. Does anyone have an ideas, or have had something like this happen to them before? help?

 
Old 05-01-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: I havent had my period in a year! any help!

although im a lot older (40) i havent had periods for a year and have pain on my left side and after a ultrasound scan they found a 6cm ovarian cyst so it is worth maybe requesting something like this i also have a 6cm sub mucosal fibroid and they are scheduling surgery in 3 months take care

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:39 AM   #3
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Re: I havent had my period in a year! any help!

Hello Britt Britt,

Look up something called Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS for short. This is a condition where women do not ovulate properly and they often have a series of very small cysts on their ovaries. PCOS goes along with having high amounts of androgen in the blood (testosterone is an androgen). People with PCOS are more prone to diabetes due to increased insulin resistance and they tend to gain weight more easily than others. Hair is usually also a problem and women tend to grow more on their face and loose on their head. This is due to the high testosterone levels. You may also be predisposed to having higher blood pressure and a number of other things that will have to be followed by your doctor to be sure you stay healthy.

I would suggest that you ask for a referral to a specialist called an endocrinologist. This person will be able to look into this for you to see if you indeed do have PCOS or some other condition. If you do have PCOS, you will be fine. You just need to follow certain pieces of advice from your doctor and have your doctor followup on certain tests regularly. You may also be told to take certain medication, depending upon the severity of your results. Sometimes women with PCOS are put on the birth control pill as this tends to bind testosterone that is circulating in your blood and make it unavailable to your body, thus reducing the side effects such as hair growth and loss etc.. Make sure you know what going on the pill involves and that you really want to go on it. The pill comes with its own set of risks and side effects and you should know about them before deciding to go ahead.

If you have any more questions, feel free to come and ask. I hope you get to see a specialist very soon so that you can fix this problem.

Regards,

Estria

 
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