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13, haven't had my period for 5 mo. and lost 15 lbs.

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Hello, i'm 13 and i haven't had my period for about five months. it's kid of freaking me out. i have lost about fiften pounds in like 2 months.. could that be the cause? i think im going to go see a doctor soon anyways.
What could be the cause of this? Help!


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replied August 22nd, 2011
Menstruation Answer A26198
Hi,

From your age(13 years) if you have recently started with your menstrual periods, then irregularity of menstrual periods is seen for few months after menarche(beginning of menstrual cycles). But if you have started with your menstrual periods long back, then the other causes need to be probed. High level of stress, cholesterol, hormonal imbalance and recent weight loss (which you have).

Eat a healthy, nutritious diet and if the symptoms persist then get anorexia nervosa and hormonal imbalance checked by your doctor.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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