I have not had menses from last 3 months accompanied by weight gain and excessive hair growth. What should I do?

You need to visit a doctor immediately as you have the classic symptoms of secondary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea are the two distinct types of amenorrhea. While primary amenorrhea applies to prepubescent girls secondary amenorrhea occurs in women who have already had their first menstrual period. Secondary Amenorrhea is the temporary or permanent cessation of a woman's menstrual periods. Although it is not uncommon for a woman to miss a period, missing more than three cycles is indicative of a problem. Weight gain and changes in breast size are common symptoms of this condition. The excessive hair growth that you mentioned is probably the most common indicative factor of secondary amenorrhea.  

To treat secondary amenorrhea, you must first find out the cause for it. Amenorrhea is not a disease but is actually a health condition much like a symptom and points to a health irregularity. In addition to the obvious changes in weight and hair growth, secondary amenorrhea is linked to severe bone damage. A low level of estrogen causes a reduction in bone mass. In addition to this the body is unable to absorb   calcium as easily. Women who suffer from amenorrhea often get osteoporosis. You need to visit a doctor as soon as possible to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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