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A 36-year-old female asked:

i have endometriosis and pcos. my periods have been irregular for 6 months and now they have stopped. i'm 36 years old and have hypothyroidism. help ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Evaluation: Many patients with PCOS take contraceptives to help regulate the cycle. Your thyroid may need to be tested as well. Consider seeing an Obgyn for evaluation

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