I am a female, in my late teens, 5'8" and 130 pounds. I am a health food nut and feel perfectly healthy. And yet...
Two years ago now, my beautiful, thick brown hair began falling out in patches. Because I did have a lot of stress in my life at the time, the doctor just wrote this alopecia off as a symptom of that. I changed my lifestyle to be very comfortable, and the hair began to come back in. After a few months however, it began thinning all over as opposed to falling out in patches. It's still doing this, although at a much slower rate, and it seems to fall out more rapidly when wet. When I asked my doctor to refer me to a dermatologist to see if I had some sort of skin condition on my scalp, she told me that the dermatologist couldn't tell me anything that she couldn't.
Now, although I still feel fine, my menstrual cycle has stopped. Completely. I've missed nearly three periods now, and I've been regular ever since they started. I have noticed slightly more clear, watery, odorless discharge than normal, but that's it. No cramping or anything. And NO, i can't be pregnant, as I'm a virgin and live in a very rural area where I don't see anyone but my elderly neighbors for up to weeks at a time.
So, could these two symptoms be related? I do have a terrible medical history in my family, including Breast Cancer, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Glaucoma, and Diabetes (if you're thinking that no people with all these afflictions should be reproducing, I've already told my family that).
What to you think? My mother did have a cyst on her ovary in her twenties, does anyone know if that runs in families? I'm waiting two more weeks to see if I miss another period before going back into my doctor but, until then, any suggestions are welcome.