I am hoping you can help my daughter who was diagnosed with pcos at the age of 15.
In a nutshell:
Age 13 : 117 pounds, 5'7", lean and the picture of health
Age 13: first menstrual cycle
Age 13 1/2: random and missing menstrual cycles
Age 14 : sudden/severe onset of weight(20 pounds in 3 months)
Age 14: still random/missing menstrual cycles, hormones tested and given diagnosis of pcos
Age 15: concussion that, we are told, shuts down her ovaries
: loses ALL excess weight, looks and feels great
: no menstrual cycle for 15 months
Age 17: put on myo inositol to bring about period
: gets period within 5 days of starting myo inositol
: sudden/severe weight gain (20 pounds in 3 months)
Please tell me what is going on. It is hard to find a doctor to tell us what to do.
Here are her current labs:
Free testosterone: 3.0 pg/ml
total testosterone: 43 ng/dl
Estradiol : 78 pg/ml
17 Hydroxyprogesterone: 72 ng/dl
FSH: 3.29 miu/ml
LH: 6.59 miu/ml
Thank you for any suggestions and help.
She looks bloated and uncomfortable and is not at all happy
A concerned mom
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