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Menstrual/development issues. i am 19 years old and i haven't had my period in about 6 months. i am not pregnant. i've gone almost two years before, in the past, with no period. my family doctor has prescribed me pills to start my menstrual cycle and the

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Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 53 years experience
You : You probably have polycystic ovaries. Menstrual abnormalities, increased facial hair, and Insulin resistance are usually present. A pelvic ultrasound may make the diagnosis but laparascopic visualization of the ovaries may be needed. Sometimes a wedge is cut out of the ovary to improve fertility. Early pregnancy is recommended.
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