Re: PCOS in young teens

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Posted by on March 23, 19100 at 18:04:17:

In Reply to: PCOS in young teens posted by Tammy Fleckenstein on March 22, 19100 at 22:49:08:

: My 12, almost 13 year old daughter is having trouble with her period. She started last summer and has had only one since. She has some excessive facial hair growth and some on her lower back. She has had her blood tested and everything, including hormones seem to be fine, however, after reading an article on PCOS I'm wondering if she may have the start of the symtoms.

: Are there any other tests that could be done to either confirm or deny the symtoms of PCOS? Her doctor wants to start her on the pill by summer time if she hasn't developed a regular cycle.

: Thanks for your help.

Did you have her insulin levels testind during a 3 hour GTT(Glucose Tolerance test) This may help in determining if she has insulin resistance and if she does there are ways to treat that which may show whether her symptoms are PCOS.

If she wants to talk to other teens - try the pcoteen web site -

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