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i suffered from anorexia an still have blips from time to time is this the cause of my PCOS? have i caused my infertility???
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514715 tn?1338266258
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Dear littleem,

Do not blame yourself for your PCOS.  Research shows that females diagnosed with anorexia nervosa had their polycystic ovary disease symptoms prior to weight loss.  Their body mass index was higher when their menses stopped.  In addition, their LH and estrogen levels were higher than those adolescents with anorexia only.  PCOS occurs in 10% of females during reproductive age.  The cause is still unknown.

For more information about anorexia, visit the bella vita website.

Dr. Patricia Pitts
Los Angles, CA
The Bella Vita
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638373 tn?1249407969
littleem,

It is hard to say, although studies show that it would definately increase your risk.  I was severely anorexic up until a few months ago.  I was in it for 13 years, and am still fertile, but it depends on how your body reacts to the malnutrition that it withstands for so long.  Have you asked your Dr?
Be brave, hang in there!!  Be blessed!
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study shows that harmonal imbalance is seconadary to anorexia..although some researchers beleive that its a not related to malnutrition..but there will be no benefit of blaming oneself...things might go wrong this way
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