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Im 24 I gained weight I get abnormal male hair growth I have not had a period for 4 years never taken bcp should I start bcp and what's wrong?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Likely PCO
Your history is consistent with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos).
Weight gain causes an increased estrogen level that inhibits ovulation - hence no periods. Multiple small cysts form in the ovaries which can result in excess testosterone production. The elevated testosterone causes your hirsuitism. The first line treatment is birth control pills to regulate the cycle. See your doctor.

In brief: Likely PCO
Your history is consistent with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos).
Weight gain causes an increased estrogen level that inhibits ovulation - hence no periods. Multiple small cysts form in the ovaries which can result in excess testosterone production. The elevated testosterone causes your hirsuitism. The first line treatment is birth control pills to regulate the cycle. See your doctor.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See a doctor
I agree that polycystic ovarian syndrome is a likely diagnosis.
However, there are other rare hormone disorders that can cause your symptoms. It's important that you see a doctor for appropriate blood tests before starting any treatments. Good luck!

In brief: See a doctor
I agree that polycystic ovarian syndrome is a likely diagnosis.
However, there are other rare hormone disorders that can cause your symptoms. It's important that you see a doctor for appropriate blood tests before starting any treatments. Good luck!
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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