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Menses

I am a 16 year old girl with weight 90 kg. I have menses problems as I had to take some mediation to start my periods. But they are still not regular and take place after like 6 months and sometimes not even then. Is the problem being caused by the weight?
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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
You seem to be having secondary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea is when a woman who has had normal menstrual cycles stops getting her monthly period for 3 or more months.

Causes of secondary amenorrhea include stress and anxiety, malnutrition, depression, overexercising, sudden weight loss or gain (obesity),thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS).Smoking is also associated with secondary amenorrhea. Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation.

Some of these causes are modifiable like if you are having stress then yoga and meditation and antianxiety medicines can help you out. Eat regular healthy, nutritious food and indulge in moderate exercises. If still the symptoms do not improve, then consultation from a doctor is required to rule out PCOS or thyroid disorder. With your age and weight, PCOS is an important possibility.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



2063301 tn?1343836674
Hi! Thankyou for a great reply. But I wanted to add in a note that I took homeopathic medication to balance my hormones and then for the start of my menses. And now the doctor is prescribing me medication for the regulation of my cycles. And I also wanted to ask that what are the results of the causes that you mentioned earlier? And if I loose weight then will I be able to have my cycles regularly?
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