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Cause of irregular periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi
User :   I have some gyenological problems
Doctor :   You were saying that
Doctor :   and you did not respond
Doctor :   so I closed the window
User :   ya i know
User :   sorry there was error at my part
User :   So i was telling that I do not get my periods without taking medicines
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long
Doctor :   do u have this problem from the begining
User :   may be 2 yrs now
User :   no
Doctor :   was ur periods regular when it started
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   no it was regular before
User :   Age-26
User :   Occupation-service
User :   Not married
User :   weight-65
User :   height-5.1 ft
User :   No dependents
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anytime u consulted gynecologist or ultrasound scanning was advised
User :   ya it was
User :   but there was nothing unusual
User :   I mean I am not polycystic
Doctor :   when was the scan done
User :   its been long now, may be 8 months
Doctor :   did u get ur hormonal profile done?
User :   u mean Thyroid profile?
Doctor :   yes thyroid and hormonal profile
User :   only thyroid
Doctor :   to check the levels of estrogen levels as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u under weight?
Doctor :   any other medical problems u have or taking any medicine as of now
User :   no I am not taking any medicine
Doctor :   which is the medicines ur taking for getting periods
User :   I am over weight but i have put it due to this problem only I guess
Doctor :   it can due to lack of hormone
User :   registerone
Doctor :   ur overweight problem might be linked to ur irregular periods
User :   ya
Doctor :   do u have facial hairs?
User :   So what do u suggest?
Doctor :   i mean excess hair on the face?
Doctor :   it can due to PCOD
Doctor :   there might be cysts in the ovary
Doctor :   or there can hormonal imbalance
User :   ok
Doctor :   sometime the cysts are not picked in ultrasound scan
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a gynecologist and get evaluated
Doctor :   ok
User :   i do have facial hair.
Doctor :   it can be pcod
Doctor :   or poly cystic ovary disease
Doctor :   i mean cyst in ovary that is causing this problem
Doctor :   it is due to hormonal imbalane
Doctor :   imbalance
Doctor :   or stress
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   yes
Doctor :   If you have PCOD it is curable with wt loss and some medicines
Doctor :   So you have to think of the wt loss program
User :   I ahve tried to loose weight
User :   but its not working as well
Doctor :   Losing wt is not a one year process
User :   I am not being able to loose weight at all
Doctor :   it is a long process which should be attempted every time you fail
Doctor :   to lose wt
Doctor :   Yuo it is the best way to overcome the problem you have
User :   ya but its very depressing
Doctor :   Dont depress
Doctor :   Find out the cause if you have thyroid problem too
User :   i dont have thyroid
Doctor :   Did you get the thyroid tests done?
Doctor :   When was that?
User :   so u are suggesting that i consult a gyenochologist now?
User :   6 months back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Listen to me
Doctor :   There might be a hormonal imbalance in you
User :   ok
Doctor :   deficient of progesterone
User :   ok
Doctor :   thus progesterone supplements are given
Doctor :   and then you are having the periods
User :   Ya I understand that..
User :   So whats the treatment for that?
Doctor :   Try to lose weight because of which the oestrogen is not correctly forming
Doctor :   from the prog
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also there are some other causes of
Doctor :   imbalance like PCOD
Doctor :   so check with the doctor what is the exact cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   she will put you on some tests like
Doctor :   Ultrasound, blood tests
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   and finally when the cause is found the treatment is simple for the doctor to put
Doctor :   but following with the treatment is in your hands
Doctor :   like losing wt, taking the medicines
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
User :   Thank you so much
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User :   Surely

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