Some girls have hair on their chest, around their nipples and/or on their belly area which can be perfectly normal. Extra unwanted hair that is dark and coarse is called “hirsutism,” pronounced: her-suit-is-um, and can […]Read more »
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a long term medical condition that affects about 1 out of every 10 young and adult women. PCOS doesn’t stop at a certain age; however, […]Read more »
Will I have to take medication if I get diagnosed with PCOS? I believe I have PCOS and am looking into getting a diagnosis this year, but I don’t mind not having my period and do not want to have to take medication that will give me my period. Do I have a choice or will I be forced to take meds?Updated 22 January 2018 under Ask Us.
You should always have a choice in your medical treatment and never be forced to take medicine. With that being said, if you have any of the usual symptoms of […]Read more »
It’s important to understand that young and adult women with PCOS have a normal uterus (womb) and healthy eggs. Many women with PCOS have trouble getting pregnant but some have […]Read more »
I was diagnosed with PCOS few months ago. I was asked to lose weight in order to regulate my periods and my blood sugar. I need a proper diet plan to do so. Can you suggest what I should eat and what not to eat?Updated 23 March 2017 under Ask Us.
While there is no “diet plan” for PCOS, there are some changes you can make to your eating habits in order to help regulate your blood sugar and potentially lose […]Read more »
Irregular periods is one of the symptoms of PCOS; however, there are many other reasons that you may have irregular periods. For example: it is common for girls to have […]Read more »
I have searched about treatment of PCOS on Google and read on every website that there is no permanent cure for PCOS!! Is it true??Updated 12 September 2016 under Ask Us.
It is true that there is no “cure” yet. However, there are many ways to manage the most common symptoms, which often include irregular periods, acne, unwanted hair, weight gain […]Read more »
I have acne. In the last 3-4 months it has gotten worse and now I have been told that I have “cystic” acne. The pimples are mostly on my forehead and nothing is helping to make them go away. My periods are very irregular. Could my symptoms be related?Updated 11 May 2016 under Ask Us.
Cystic acne (breakouts that are large, red, deep in the skin, and sometimes painful) can occur when pores in the skin become clogged which leads to inflammation and sometimes infection. […]Read more »
It is absolutely fine to use tampons if you have PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. If you are just starting to use tampons, you may find that the […]Read more »