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Missed periods due to poor diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   I have missed my period.And I am panicky.I am not pregnant.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
Doctor :   I'm Dr.XXXXX Here.
Doctor :   When was your last periods?
User :   last month 14
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   are u a gynecologist?
Doctor :   How many days is your menstrual cycle? like 28, 30 etc?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise
Doctor :   and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   depends..Its always irregular..sometimes its early other times 2 weeks late.But for the past year its been steady..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give me your age, marital status?
User :   19,student,single
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   NO
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give me your height and weight?
User :   it's just this time I am paniciky.157cm 55 kgs
Doctor :   You need not worry.
User :   I was actually on this diet thing.not eating at all some days..
User :   this month
User :   may be its cause for that reason i didnt ger it this month
Doctor :   That is one of the possible reasons for it.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any past history of thyroid disease?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Any reason for not taking proper diet?
User :   yeah i want to lose weight
User :   but i cant keep it up.I eat in between
Doctor :   But you are already in normal range.
User :   And i dont understand my body when i dont eat i dont feel hungry,but like today i had lunch and with in an hour i was hungry again!
User :   still...I want to lose lke 5kgs
User :   Ill fit in better clothes
Doctor :   It is not recommended.
User :   i parents are both docs..they say that too..
User :   ill not do it in future...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you taking a balanced diet?
User :   no
User :   i skip meals..a lot...
Doctor :   Don't do that.
Doctor :   You can lose weight, even by having regular meals.
User :   ok
User :   Will i get my period?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   Will it stop being irregular?
Doctor :   You have take adequate nutrition for that.
User :   but i live in hostel!food isnt that good..
Doctor :   Make sure you take regular meals,
Doctor :   Then you can take nutrition supplements along with your meals.
User :   I do..
User :   multi vitamins
User :   vitamin e,c,calcium
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you checked your iron content in the blood?
Doctor :   Is it normal?
Doctor :   Lack of iron can cause menstrual irregularities.
User :   oh
Doctor :   Get a Hb blood test done.
User :   but i take zincofer too..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when you taking it?
User :   a month..
User :   i used to take it for years but not regularly..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   its this month that i started taking it seriously
Doctor :   Have you checked your Hb any time?
User :   yeah....
Doctor :   How much was it?
User :   once in every 1.5 years
User :   its always low..
User :   like 9 or something..i dont remember but my dad used to freak out and scold me..
Doctor :   Then that could be possible reason for it.
Doctor :   That is very low.
User :   that is the reason i have to all these supplements
Doctor :   You have to take your iron tablets regularly.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Get a Hb test every 3 months to monitor the iron level.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   It the level comes to normal.
User :   ok
User :   So ill just have to wait for my period?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok...
User :   But i feel very paniciky...too high heart beat and all....for the past few hours...
User :   i feel i messed it up..with my diet...
Doctor :   It could be due stress or low iron.
User :   ok...
User :   no medicines to get my period?
Doctor :   Not required.
User :   its not harmonal imbalance ????
Doctor :   If you can correct your iron
Doctor :   Balance that will do.
User :   ok..
User :   thanx..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye.......
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