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scanty periods associated with my pcos?

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Dear doctor,
I met my gynac to complain about my scanty periods. She did an internal sonography and said i have pcos. she took blood samples for serum prolactin and thyroid simulating hormones test and report tells they are in range. I have taken up for natural care measures by changing to healty diet and fast food is just 1ce in 2 months or so.
What else tests should i do now? are my scanty periods associated with my pcos?? should i go for any blood test? please guide


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replied December 19th, 2012
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A41093
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Scanty periods or reduced blood flow during periods/menstrual bleeding, could indicate possibility of reproductive hormonal derangements, pituitary hormone derangements, thyroid abnormalities, PCOS, anovulatory cycles, Asherman's syndrome, uterine/endometrial hypoplasia, stress, low body fat, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation (such as hormonal analysis including follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, estrogen, prolactin, insulin levels, androgen levels, D&C, etc) to look for the underlying cause for the altered periods that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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