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Question: Do I have a hormone problem?


 jmjellyfish13 - Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:50 pm

I am a 26 year old female. I am always hot and sweaty and I've gained 20 lbs in the last few months. I have acne worse now than I did in my teens and I'm always tired. Could I have a hormone problem? I am not taking any medications and I don't know of anyone in my family with these problems.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:58 pm

User avatar Hello,

How about your menstrual cycle? Is it regular? Do you have any pelvic pain?

There might be a hormonal disturbance that explain the changes in your habits and your symptoms, but there are many causes that give similar clinical picture. Thus a thorough history and physical examination is essential to direct physician for certain causes.

One of these causes that is common at your age is :
Polycystic ovary syndrome -PCOS- is a condition in which females may have problems in
-their menstrual cycle,
-fertility,
-excess hormones including insulin production,
and physical appearance (obesity).
acne, oily skin, or dandruff
obesity and
hair loss in specific parts due to high androgen level

Cause of PCOS are not known yet and diagnosis is confirmed by Abdominal US in addition to the other labs.

I advised you to seek direct medical consultation.

Best regards.

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