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I'm 21 and I weigh 229lb Why don't I get a period could it be because I'm over weight ?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
21 and no period: Would go to a gyn and have an ultrasound and check prolactin levels and TSH ( thyroid) levels for a start. . You may have polycytic ovarian syndrome, or a prolactinoma or other dysfunction it may be that the obesity is part of the syndroem why you don't have a period.Follow up with gyn or endocrinologist
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
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