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Teenaged, virgin, have weight gain, excessive hunger, nausea, delayed periods, taking Duphalac for constipation. Cause?

Hi.. I m almost 19 years old, 165cm, I weigh 63 kg. I have gained around three/four kilos last month because I was constantly hungry, I thought it s just my preperiod mess.. I experienced craps and nausea and was expecting my period on Friday, the 7th of December, but I didn t get it until now! 18th, Decemeber, it s been 11 days now and I m starting to worry because I usually get it three days before it s time... My doctor has put me on Duphalac syrup because I ve been constipated three weeks ago and I m still using it everyday before bed time. I ve been wondering, does the Duphalac syrup has anything to do with my delayed period? + the nausea and cramps? or is it because of the couple of kilos I gained..please tell me And I m a virgin so I can t be pregnant Thank you so much..
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

Irregular periods are due to hormonal disturbances, most common ones are PCOS, thyroid abnormalities.
Consult doctor for examination and prescription of medication for periods to start.
Ultrasound abdomen and thyroid test are helpful.
Regular exercise and diet control helps in weight control.
Duphalac is not related to menstrual abnormalities. Use of duphalac for long duration is not recommended.

Hope this helps you.

Answered: Fri, 27 Dec 2013
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