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A 21-year-old female asked:

my height is 1.532 m my weight is 44.543 kg and my bmi is 18.98 kg . i can't seem to gain weight even with bc pills. am i consider underweight?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Underweight: Did these issues develop before age 24? If so you must see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. Even if this occurred closer to age 24 you must see the Gynecologist. Hope all goes well.

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