Does (PCOS)Amenorrhea count as extenuating circumstance?Watch
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I have been suffered from PCOS for two years. In the beginning I had no periods at all and after few effective treatments, my periods came back again even they are irregular. However, since last November, my period suddenly stopped again, this time I suffered more PCOS symptoms such as weight gain, hair loss, acne, feeling tired and quite sever pelvic pain.Also, two sever winter colds ( it normally took me 3-4days to be recovered from a winter cold but I had two winter colds that took me 7-8 days to be recovered I did not got to a GP straight away as I had similar symptoms before and I thought I could get over it myself this time plus my GP had told me before that amenorrhea (which you must see a doctor) is when you miss your periods more than 3 months. During this 3-4months time,these symptoms affected my study quite a lot so I did not do very well on my end term exams. Should I contact my study advisor about this? Does this counts as extenuating Circumstance?
Thank you for your reply! I did not go to the GP, this is because my GP has told me that you should normally have at least 4 periods every year so I wanted to wait for 3 months months and if my period does not come the next month after that, I would go to my GP. Also, i worried If I go to the GP, he probably gonna give me contraception pills which have many side effects and affect my study (the course I am doing is quite intensive. ) if my tutor thinks I can use this as an excuse, I can go to the GP later ask for a proof that I have this PCOS (long-term illness) and symptoms can be suddenly worsened? Is this going to work?