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Will having a high BMI of 30 cause missed periods?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Likely
Many overweight women have irregular periods.
About 87% of the time it is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. You doctor can easily make this diagnosis through your history and physical exam, including an ultrasound of the ovaries and possibly some blood work. The first line treatment is usually cycle control with hormonal manipulation (birth control pills).

In brief: Likely
Many overweight women have irregular periods.
About 87% of the time it is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. You doctor can easily make this diagnosis through your history and physical exam, including an ultrasound of the ovaries and possibly some blood work. The first line treatment is usually cycle control with hormonal manipulation (birth control pills).
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