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Old 06-18-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hirsutism help.

Hi, I am new to the board, but was looking for some input. I'm 22 and greek. I have acne that is driving me crazy + oily skin.....also, I have a fair amount of annoying hair on my toes, arms, breasts, sternum, navel, upper back, buttocks, and low back with a few stray black hairs on my face. I shave and pluck all of the time, so it is not always noticeable but the acne is what is always getting me down. I just started yasmin, but have not seen much improvement as of the 2nd month.

My derm mentioned that I could have hirsutism, but he just shrugged it off and gave me yasmin. Luckily, I have normal periods, but before the pill they were very heavy and painful but always regular. I also started menstrating at 11 yrs.

I feel like I should talk to my ob/gyn b.c this is really bothering me; however, I am afraid he will just shrug it off since I am having regular periods. But can u have PCOS w/ normal periods? Or does it sound like I only have hirsutism? SHould I ask for blood work?

 
Old 06-20-2006, 04:23 PM   #2
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Re: Hirsutism help.

I would recommend that you find a reproductive endocrinologist. I gave my symptoms to all my ob/gyns over the years and was never treated seriously. The symptoms were written off as "well...that happens".

I went to see a repro. endo. and he tested me and educted me. Best decision that I ever made. If you have too much androgens because of one reason or another you will get the symptom you described. i.e.....you should be treated for a condition that is causing low female hormones. No way to know what the condition is until you go get tested by an endo with a specialty in girly parts.

Skip the OBs....for the most part....they are not interested in your situation if you can get pregnant and be treated by them. They like the babies...they are not specialists in the girl hormones and the balance.

Good luck.

 
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