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Hormone Trouble

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  • Posted By: doctor21
  • August 26, 2010
  • 02:57 AM

For most of my life, I have had an irregular period. I started getting my period when I was 10 years old. I'm now 20, and for the most part I typically would skip my period for three to four months. I saw my family physican about this when I was 16 and she told me that this wasn't a problem as long as I was still getting my peroid three to four times a year, and I was. I noticed a few months later that a small area of my hair near my part, was thinning. Also, I noticed that I had patches of hair on my back. I didn't think much of it until a few months ago when I went for another check-up and told my doctor about this. She said that i probably have hirsuitism, which is caused by a hormone imbalance (too much aldosterone) and perscribed me spironolactone. I have been taking it for about three months, but now I have been getting my period every two weeks for the past six weeks. I'm not sure what's wrong with me, or what I should.

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  • Your doctor is being so slack! and should of sent you off for tests, obviously she dont have much of a clue about the following and you need to demand to be sent to a gynocologist. You need an ultrasound of your ovaries and hormone tests (note that it usually takes a gyno to read the hormone tests right as not just the individual hormone levels are important but also the hormone ratios with each other. 90%+ of doctors do not have enough experience in this field to act like a gyno and understand those female hormones correctly, its a specialist area). Sounds like you have polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS. This issue is important to diagnose as it is the top cause in females of infertility and also puts you at high risk of other health issues too.. eg diabetes, heart problems, it can lead to obesity etc. Most with PCOS get insulin resistance or diabetes before they are 40 years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycystic_ovary_syndrome
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • August 26, 2010
    • 03:57 AM
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  • First, let's look at the pituitary, the master of the endocrine system. The Pituitary Society says 20% of us have pituitary tumors, most of which, thankfully, are benign. As if that's not bad enough, study in Europe says 25% of us have pituitary tumors.And tumors aren't nearly the whole story. Studies reveal that most people who suffer a concussion incur pituitary damage. Your unprotected pituitary gland hangs from the base of your brain, right behind the bridge of your nose, so it's no wonder it takes a hit when your head does.
    Leontina 3 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 05:54 AM
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