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from the sounds of it...it seems your doctor is concerned about you having polycystic ovarian syndrome.
women who have this condition typically have difficulty loosing weight, but when they do, their cycle returns to normal.
women with PCOS will have very abnormal periods...and that is due to not ovulating.
this causes increased levels of estrogen
and...when that happens over years..it increases the risk of uterine hyperplasia (pre cancer) and even cancer.
the treatment is birth control pills to protect the lining of the uterus.
and....metformin, a medication to help one's body use insulin better. It also helps with weight loss.
What brand of birth control pill would you recommend?
typically yaz or yasmin
those two have a progesterone that helps with unwanted facial/chest hair and acne that are commonly seen with PCOS
I've only heard bad reviews about it
most likely because they are very popular.
there will always be some degree of side effects or complications with any medication used.
lawyers will usually take that information and try to fish for a claim.
there has been suggestion that the progesterone in these pills increase risk of blood clots, but it has not been proven...
What are the side effects for the medication?
furthermore...pregnancy results in much higher hormone levels than these pills
usually tolerated well.
may cause nausea in some women.
irregular bleeding for the first few month
really any type of GI symptoms at least temporarily
but overall, pretty good
How long will I need to take it?
until you decide to get pregnant.
or...if you successfully loose weight and menstruate normally without the pill.
Is there a natural way of producing it ?
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So, if i don't take birth control how high do you think i will end up having polycystic ovarian syndrome. I'm 24, 5'5" and 187lbs
It's not something that you develop...rather something you have that is causing the abnormal bleeding, missed periods and may be contributing to your weight.
Typically we see women begin to menstruate on their own with weight loss of 10%...so, about 20 pounds for you.
You might talk to your doctor about using metformin to help with weight loss.
What should i do with my prolonged menstrual now will it stop?
normally provera 10 mg for 10 days....
that stops the bleeding.
then you will have a period
then you would start a birth control pill
Thanks for the help!