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Menopause as a teen ?

I'm only 17 and going through menopause... I've always wanted kids and that's no longer a possibility... i hate the symptoms.. I never thought I'd say this but I really wish my body would just give me a period like every other girl. I feel abnormal/ embarrassed and I honestly just need someone to talk to about it. My friends don't understand so I can't talk to them about it and my mom still gets a period so she doesn't get it either. I don't know who to talk to
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replied September 9th, 2017
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I read your question and i understand your concern. Menopause is really unlikely at teenage. If you are not getting your periods and were getting it early then it is a secondary amenorrhea and it needs to be evaluated for the cause. Most common causes are hormonal imbalances and ovarian cysts and metabolic disorders like Polycystic ovarian syndrome ,cushing's disease . You need to consult a fertility consultant let them run some tests, do the hormonal essays , evaluate you for the cause and then treat you accordingly . Don't lose hope you have get a long journey to travel and have a fertile life ahead. So good luck.

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