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I'm 26 yrs old but I haven't had my period in over 10 months. I'm not pregnant. I have facial hair growing, experience internees got flashes and mood swings. is it possible that I could have early menopause? - Asked by C B on 20-May-2014 04:39:02

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  • Internal Medicine

    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 20-May-2014 07:07:20

    Causes for Infrequent menstrual cycles or absent menstrual cycles during the reproductive age can be divided into 6 major groups - 1. Hypothalamus causes (area with in the brain) 2. Pituitary causes (gland with in the brain) 3. Thyroid causes (gland in the neck) 4. Adrenal gland causes (gland above the kidney) 5. Ovarian causes 6. Uterus causes. Excessive facial hair can happen in ovarian causes like poly cystic ovarian disease or primary ovarian insufficiency (in other words, premature menopause which you mentioned) or Adrenal gland problems. Along with facial hair and acne, lack of libido (sexual desire), vaginal dryness and hot flashes and mood swings are signs of estrogen deficiency pointing more towards primary ovarian insufficiency. I do not want you to get overwhelmed with this information and would suggest you to see a general medicine physician or gynecologist in your area or the ones available on DesiMD network to get basic required testing done - starting with serum pregnancy test, FSH, LH, Prolactin and TSH. Hope this answers your question. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us back.
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