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is it PCOS?

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  • Posted By: tess54
  • August 31, 2007
  • 02:10 AM

i have several coarse hairs on my neck and jaw. they've been there for over a year, maybe longer.

i have been hairy my whole life (dark fine hairs).

my period has also recently changed. instead of my usual 7-day cycle, it now lasts for 4 days and then a week later it *tries* to come back on.

can somebody PLEASE help me?

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  • I cannot say for sure if it is PCOS. But, if you are hairy as you put it then it is a good suggestion. I suffer from PCOS and have many of the symptoms. I am only 18, but I have these symptoms. 1) None or irregular periods2) Hairy as you put it :p 3) spotty but not like covered in spots lol.... I hope this helps Smith
    smith18 1 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 10:11 AM
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  • thanks, smith. my symptoms don't really match yours except, as you pointed out, being hairy all over. i was born like this. i think it runs in the family. the irregularity of my periods just started within the last few months. PS just wanted to clarify that the coarse hairs are CURLY. curly coarse hairs.
    tess54 2 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 11:25 AM
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  • Think i might have PCOS too. Have been trying to conceive for over a year now, have always had irregular periods, dark black hairs under my chin and a "stash" (but of blonde hairs) as my neices like to call it. dark spots in my armpits and inner thighs. Did natural research on it, suggest you try some homeopathic ways too before going the RX route. it seems to be helping me
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