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A 18-year-old female asked:

2 missed periods. had transvaginal ultrasound done it was normal but showed multiple peripheral follicles on my ovaries. blood tests for lh and fsh hormones are also normal. doctor said i dont have pcos, but what is this ?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Actually would have to say it sounds like PCOS, to make that diagnosis, relative excess androgens, irregular ovulation, and by sono criteria, a chain of pearls, (numerous small ovarian cysts).
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx

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