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I'm 19 and I've had irregular periods ever since I first got it at 13. I once went through 5 months of constant menstruation but I most often go SEVERAL MONTHS without a period. I'm on Adderall so my hunger is suppressed so I eat less than 800cal/day. It took me 2 months to lose 6 lbs. When i used to eat 2,000cal/day, I gained 30 lbs in 2 months. I have very visible (though not covered) facial hair on my upper lip, chin, and cheeks. As well as ~30 hairs around my nipple that range from a few mm to 1cm. I've been diagnosed with depression&anxiety. Additionally, I drink less than 16oz of water every day and pee 8+ a day, sometimes at 15-30 minute intervals. I can't help but think that all of these health problems are caused by one huge problem. I'm not pregnant (not even sexually active) so I don't have any STDs either.

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replied October 17th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A39612
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Irregular periods or long gaps between periods are associated with anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without periodic egg release from ovary). Other causes include: hormonal derangements, ovarian suppression or failure, PCOS, thyroid dysfunction, etc. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the irregular periods without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the irregular periods that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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