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A 22-year-old female asked:

I m 22. my periods aren't regular. doctors have told me that i've got polysestic ovaries. im suffering from extreme hairfall and i weigh 82 kg. help?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Lose weight!: The only way without medication is significant weight loss. A few women with pcos get normal menses and can be come pregnant anyway, so there's always a chance -- but therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Let your doctor help you - at your age, time is getting short.

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