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Delayed menarche, irregular periods, greenish discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am a 21 yr old female and I have been having some issues with my menstrual cycle. First of all I didn't start my period until I was about 18 yrs old and since then I have never had I consistent period. Just recently I didn't have a period for 5 months but the whole time I was supposed to have it I was having symptoms that I was going to start but didn't. Also, before and after my period I have a thick chunky greenish discharge. What could be wrong?
User :   hello
User :   Hello
User :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   give me a min
User :   Alright
User :   let me read your query
User :   ok
User :   well how long your periods last ?
User :   Normally 5 days, there was one time it lasted for about two weeks
User :   are you taking any medications ?
User :   No I'm not
User :   yes i am here
User :   I'm not taking any medications
User :   Just aleve for migrains
User :   well you need to get a physical examination done. for the delay in period for so long
User :   there are few hormonal test that will need to be done
User :   Alright
User :   they are FSH and LSH levels
User :   Ok
User :   once these test levels are done we can pinpoint the problem foryou
User :   Can any of the things causing this problem be serious?
User :   no not at all
User :   what you have told me is not something that is rare but is common in women your age
User :   age
User :   once the tests are done we can help you better
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hello
Doctor :   You can proceed , I have gone through the your chat with our Dr XXX
User :   Alright, I was just wanting to know what could be the cause of this issue
User :   What might be a few possibilities
Doctor :   The cause in you for the delayed Menarche and the irregular periods is of course hormonal
Doctor :   since you saying greenish discharge can i ask you some more details about it?
User :   Sure
Doctor :   Was the discharge frothy in appearence?
User :   It is more milky
Doctor :   greenish you mentioned ?
User :   Yes. There is greenish cottage cheese like chunks
User :   That didn't start until probably a year ago
Doctor :   ok,Was there any bad smell from the discharge ?
User :   No not really. It does have a slight odor but not strong and not noticeable
Doctor :   Did you had itching in the vagina ?
User :   No
User :   I do have occasional pain while urinating though. It's not all the time
Doctor :   Then i consider there being no infective pathology for the problem you have , i still confine to the hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   Pain while urinating need not be infection always, it can happen in starvation or wen the urine is concentrated
User :   Alright, and I am concerned that this may have an effect on in the future having children? Is that something I should worry about?
Doctor :   Not really, but the detailed picture can be obtained after the test results and a detailed examination by agynecologist
User :   Ok, I actually had a gyno appt set up when I didn't have my period for 5 month and the day before my appt it started so now I have to wait to be seen again
Doctor :   get the tests meanwhile
User :   Just from my primary doctor?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Ok and the tests I need to get done are FSH amd LSH?
Doctor :   yes, thats right
User :   Ok thank you for your help
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   If it is hormonal imbalance will I just be put on medication to even out my hormones?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   Yes
User :   And there is no other possible cause for this issue?
Doctor :   yes, depending on the report you may be put on medicines containing hormone itself
Doctor :   may be , but according to history alone i could arrive at this only
Doctor :   a detailed examination by a gynecologist would help to confirm
User :   And the discharge you think is because of a hormonal imbalance also?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Alright, that's everything I need to know until I see that doctor. Thank you for your help
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me, kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   Bye
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