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15 Mar 2003

missing periods
Hi Gynae Doc,

Could u advise me on wether when u miss a period it is because u have either lost or gained weight? i was under the impression it was because u had lost weight... but, i read recently that it could be because of weight gain? could u perhaps explain why this happens ( bearing in mind that i am fully aware of the fact that i have not been sexually active)

thanks a million! ps. hav ea great week!
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GynaeDoc
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01 Jan 0001

Excessive weight gain or loss can result in periods staying away. This is because of complex effects on the hormonal system which controls menstruation.

Best wishes
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