My menses comes once in 3 months and when it does I bleed for 1 – 2 weeks with associated pains

Question:I am a 20yr old student of one of the universities in Nigeria. My menses comes once in 3 months and when it does I bleed for 1 – 2 weeks with associated pains. I am on the big size and my GP has asked me to reduce my weight by exercising with the hope that this will correct my menses. Do you agree with my GP? What is wrong with me?

Doctors Response: Excessive weight and obesity are known to be associated with menstrual irregularities. I will also like to refer you to an earlier post on polycystic ovary disease. This is about the commonest cause of such presentations. You will find it helpful.
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