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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes weight gain, enlarged breasts and irregular menstruation in a teenager?

daughter 18 has the following symptoms: getting excess peach fuzz on her face, weight gain, hasn t had a regular cycle or even a cycle for a couple of years, her breasts seem abnormally enlarged- even with dancing 24 hours per week the weight still came on- depression, anxiety. when she got her blood tested the TSH came back in normal range.
Mon, 14 May 2018
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If periods are not regular. Checked her for prolactin and rule out pcod. Manage a regular eating healthy habits and split her meals into 5-6 meal pattern. Encourage fluids in plenty with this she can manage her weight.

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