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17 year old having irregular periods, overweight. Advice?

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Am XXXXXXX aged 17, doing my college first year, For last 2-3 years i have irregular periods delayed by 2-3 months, and i am overweight.

please advise.
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Meenakshi Titoria Sahu 5 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

Irregular menstrual cycles with obesity has many possibilities like.

1. Hypothyroidism.

2. Polycystic ovarian disease.

3. Stress.

Get an ultrasound scan done of uterus and ovaries. You also need blood tests test like Thyroid profile to rule out Hypothyroidism, Hormonal assay like LH (Luteinizing Hormone), FSH (Follicular stimulating hormone) to rule out hormonal imbalance, etc.

Obesity itself cause menstrual irregularity, so keep your weight in control by adequate physical activity and balanced diet.

Hope, this answers your query. I will be available for follow up queries if any.


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