Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
154 Doctors are Online

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

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3631 Questions
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
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor