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Worried about menopause at age 23
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Worried about menopause at age 23

I'm so terrified- I missed my period last month and figured it was nothing, after 3 pregnancy tests ruled I wasn't pregnant.  Then, this month my period is already 2 days late.  I'm on Loestrin 24 and I often have very short, light periods- but I never miss them, or if I do, it's rare.

I'm really worried I could be going through menopause at age 23.  I have no other symptoms- I guess night sweats, but I've always been that way, it's not a new thing.  I'm going to see a gynecologist soon but I can't handle being this upset.  I'm mostly concerned about my body changing shape- if I'm a pear now, will I stay a pear or will all my weight go to my abdomen?  I don't think I could handle that happening so early in life.

Is there any treatment that will keep my body looking relatively similar to how it looks now?
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Hi,
There can be delayed periods once in a while because of various factors. This does not mean that you are in menopause. It could be stress or hormonal issues. To keep body in shape and to remain fit, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help.
Take care and good luck.
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