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PCOS, irregular periods, thyroiditis, alopecia areata - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i am afraid that i might have hypopituitarism
User :   i have alopecia areata, my periods are irregular and sometimes non-existant for months..... i also have cists on my ovaries
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   i am afraid that i might have hypopituitarism
User :   hello?
Doctor :   did the doctor say yoiu that
User :   yeah, the blood tests haven't come back yet, but he says i might have it
User :   he also says that i have thyroiditis
User :   my FSH levels are off as well as my LH levels
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Can you explain me what happened from the begining
User :   from the beginning of what?
User :   all the testing?
Doctor :   your symptoms
Doctor :   when did thye start
Doctor :   and how did they progress and why did youi see the doctor
User :   when i was 14
User :   i wasn't getting my periods regularly, and i was gaining way too much weight for what i was eating....
User :   then i had to take medoxyprogesterone to start my periods last year, and my gyn said i might have pcos, sent me to and endo and they said i don't but i do have thyroiditis and i might have other things
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age:17 gender: f occupation: student location: USA Marital status: n/a dependents: no
Doctor :   so you dint start the periods yet
Doctor :   so you seen the doctor one year back
Doctor :   so you have a condition called primary amenorrhoes
Doctor :   wherein there is no start of periods
Doctor :   Do you have pubic hair and breasts developed?
User :   yes
User :   my periods started without pills when i was 11
Doctor :   you acheived the age of menarche at 11
Doctor :   is it
User :   yes
Doctor :   What other symptoms do you have
User :   alopecia areata (diagnosed)..... headaches
Doctor :   Do you pass urine excessively
Doctor :   and do you have intense thirst
User :   my thirst has increased, but my urination has decreased a little
Doctor :   How are your basic senses as vision hearing
User :   hearing has gone down a little, vision sometimes blurs, but mostly is okay
Doctor :   do youhave headaches with vominting
User :   no, when i have headaches, my eyes start to hurt and vision gets worse during headaches, but then improves after the headaches leave
Doctor :   have you ever had a head injury
User :   not that i can recall
Doctor :   any brain infections since childhood
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have loss of wt
Doctor :   and appetite
User :   no, gain of weight
Doctor :   Where do you get the headaches exactly
User :   back of my head
Doctor :   which part of the skull
Doctor :   and which part of the day
Doctor :   can you figure out
User :   afternoon
Doctor :   how frequent
User :   everyday
Doctor :   What do yu do then
User :   take advil, rest, turn the lights off
Doctor :   Do you have watering from eyes
User :   i have ithcy eyes
Doctor :   tingling numbness in teh limbs
User :   left leg
Doctor :   Do you have discharge from the breasts?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have tingling all the time in the lt leg
User :   no
Doctor :   When does it occur
User :   i don't know
Doctor :   How are yur periods now
Doctor :   are they regular?
User :   well, i had a break through period, it's going away after one day
User :   and no, they are not regular
Doctor :   so you are still on medroxy
User :   no
User :   i can take it if i want o
Doctor :   how do you get breakthru
Doctor :   then
Doctor :   with out taking tabletds
User :   my mom might have skipped some pills in my food or drinks
User :   i don't know
Doctor :   so you dont want to take the pills
User :   i mean, if my period doesn;t come in the alotted time from my gyn, then i take it
User :   my brother is trying to get me off the computer.....................
Doctor :   But it shouldbe followed
Doctor :   as per prescription
Doctor :   Was the MRI
Doctor :   done
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there was no mri
Doctor :   you can chat with me when your brother is not around
User :   is there anyway you can give me a semi-diagnosis?
Doctor :   as your doc is saying of hypopituitarism
Doctor :   the history seems so as your investigations also say that the LH and FSH levels are low
Doctor :   but still the MRI is important
Doctor :   to know the cause of it
Doctor :   which will be done consequently by your doc
Doctor :   or endocriniloggist
User :   kk
Doctor :   Nothing to worry
Doctor :   once your cuase is checked
Doctor :   the appropriate tx
User :   okay
Doctor :   is given along with repalcement of hormones
Doctor :   necessarily
User :   thank you so much
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