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Stomach pain, acne, memory problems. Family history of PCOS. Is this normal?

Hi, I am a 16 year old female with a family history of PCOS . Normally I am underweight (Being 5 2 and usually 98-106 lbs) But recently I have experienced an extreme loss in appetite . I do not have any sort of eating disorder and I have also been feeling very tired. There aren t any external factors for depression either: in fact, My life is going very well. I sometimes get random stomach pains (centered just under my ribs) and it mostly occurs around the time I would be ovulating. I lack body fat, so it s probably why I have very irregular cycles. On a smaller note, I also have had some worsening acne, and it s not severe, but more so than my mother or father have ever had (Spreading to back and somewhat on legs in a mild fashion, whereas they only had it on their face.) On a small note, I also have been having memory problems. I used to have a very good memory for detail, though now it takes me unusually long to even do simple math. I also stutter a lot now and lose my train of thought mid-sentence. I hope a lot of this is just normal growing up, but I m not sure. I hate puberty.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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Hi ! The acne and pain during ovulation could be normal in the transition period of puberty, and in some they are more pronounced. However considering the family history of PCOS, I would like you to consult the family physician, and if advised to go for an ultrasound abdomen.
Feeling tired and loss of appetite and recent development of memory problems also demands for investigation of your thyroid status, which is not uncommon now a days.
These are all the possibilities which can be excluded only after you see your family physician and get investigated. Good luck.
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