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.