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From California, USA:

My 16 year old daughter has been having high ketones for the past couple of days, and she has missed her period. Could the high ketones affect her period?


Any metabolic abnormalities can interfere with normal menstruation. The question is why is she showing ketones for such a long period of time? Illness? Omitted insulin? If you do not know the answer to this question, you should contact her diabetes team immediately.


[Editor's comment: I would also consider having a pregnancy test done. SS]

Original posting 1 Aug 2003
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