I am a 13 year old girl born April 12th, 1998. African American, 5'2, 118 lbs, 36C-25-38.
My mother gave birth to me at extreme preterm birth. I was born at risk for numerous medical problems and a great risk of mortality and morbidity. I was born at 25 weeks weighing just one pound. Luckily, I was born with no birth deficiencies, disabilities or impediments in growth and mental development.
I had NONE of the following health problems that some premature infants have: cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, gastrointestinal problems, mental retardation, vision or hearing loss.
I had breathing problems but nothing too serious. I had the following conditions at birth: intestinal atresia and intestinal obstruction (air pockets). The doctors performed three deep surgeries in my lower-abdomen.
Now, on with the present. I got my period 3 months after I turned 9 years old. Since then, my periods have been very irregular. To be honest,
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If the diagnosis for PCOS is confirmed, then consider discussing with your treating gynecologist about getting you started on insulin modifiers to help with reversing these changes. Most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance, so most cases of PCOS respond well to treatment with insulin modifiers. These will eventually help to regulate your cycles and you can be relaxed about the side effects that would be caused by use of contraceptive pills. If you want to use birth control for regulation of periods, then you can ask for getting started on low dose birth control pills to minimize side effects. You can also consider taking a second opinion for your condition by another gynecologist. Get your thyroid hormones evaluated to rule out any dysfunction that could be responsible for the heavy bleeding.
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