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Irregular Periods & PCOS

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. All women can get it, but women who are heavier appear to be more prone to the condition. PCOS can vary in degree but generally women who have it have 1. irregular or no periods 2. excessive body hair 3. higher testosterone levels 4. cysts on your ovaries that ka-boom! 5. thinning hair 6.difficulty conceiving or infertility

Ask your PCP to do blood tests to check your hormones. If something is irregular you may have to go see an endocrinologist. If the endo rules out other things you may have to go to a gyno. Birth control is one way it is treated.

I was told I had PCOS when in reality I have an extremely rare disease… oh well.

also:

For the anon who asked about irregular periods and being fat, well, I have irregular periods too, and I have PCOS, I have been repeatedly told that unless I loose weight I won’t get a normal period. :|
02:11 am, by whiskeywanderlustpoet 20

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I haven’t had my period in MONTHS, and this is the usual for me. I can go half a year or even longer without getting my period, and then when I do, it’s very light/spotty. I weigh just over 300lbs, and I’ve heard that weight may be my issue with not having my period. However, I don’t have health insurance or the money to go to a doctor/gyno so it’s not as if I could just stroll into the hospital and get this checked out. Has anyone else ever dealt with this?

So I googled “irregular periods” and came up with a few links.

http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/symptoms/menstrual-periods-heavy-prolonged-or-irregular/overview.html

http://www.womentowomen.com/menstruation/irregularperiods.aspx

http://women.webmd.com/tc/missed-or-irregular-periods-topic-overview

Note: ALL OF THESE SITES ASSUME THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO GET PERIODS ARE CISGENDER WOMEN.

I have heard, and these sites confirm, that being very fat can affect one’s periods. I would suggest reading up on it online, then if you feel you need to see a healthcare provider, try looking up free clinics in your area.

01:43 am, by raggedyanndy 5