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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: Missing Period over 1 year
|CherryCoke - Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:17 am||
Like the subject says, I have not had a period in almost exactly a year. I am an 18 year old female and have never been sexually active, and therefore not using any form of contraception either. Nor am I on any medication.
I was a late developer and got my period at around the age of 16 and it became regular pretty quick. SInce the end of May last year though I haven't had a period. I still have a normal discharge. I have been to my GP about it and I was given a blood test which showed that there were no hormonal problems, thyroid problems or polycystic ovaries.
At first I thought it could be due to stress, as I had just finished some important exams, but to be truthful I never FELT particularly stressed out about them, and I would have expected my period to have restarted by now.
My GP worked out my BMI and said it was underaverage, I know this could be a cause.
However she would like to refer me to the hospital for an ultrasound. I can go for a referal when I wish.
What I would like to know is what will be looked for in the ultrasound, and if nothing is revelaled what a course of action would be. Although my BMI is underaverage I cannot see how to improve it, as I already eat plenty (and I have never had an eating disorder) but I always remain thin.
Sorry for the long post!
|Marceline F, RN - Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:09 am||
I understand you have had a good workup from your GP. I would suggest you ask your primary for a referral to an OBGYN for an advanced workup. Women's health issues require specialized care.and knowledge that may often be outside the routine base of knowledge of a general practitioner.
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