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 »
Irregular periods are often caused from not ovulating every month. This is common in the first year or two after you start your periods. Some months you may ovulate and […]Read more »
Milk and other dairy products are not prohibited for young women with PCOS. If you find that dairy upsets your stomach, you may want to try a different type of […]Read more »
Pls help! I have PCOS. My breasts were perfect before I gained weight. But now I am embarrassed because my breasts are big and loose. Is there anything I can do to make them smaller and lift them up without surgery? I don’t want to have a muscular body either.Updated 29 September 2015 under Ask Us.
Managing your weight when you have a diagnosis of PCOS can be challenging but not impossible. One way to accomplish this is by following a PCOS-friendly diet– one that includes […]Read more »
I have a lot of body hair, and it kind of embarrasses me. I even get comments about how I have sideburns. Is this normal?Updated 22 June 2015 under Ask Us.
Extra or “unwanted” hair on certain parts of your body such as your face, arms, stomach and back is called “hirsutism”, pronounced: her-suit-is-m. This may be genetic (other women in […]Read more »
I am sexually active and have not had my period for 4 months. I have taken a lot of pregnancy tests but they are negative. I have acne and dark hair everywhere. Also, one of my nipples is white and one is a dark color. Are these symptoms connected? If so what is it?Updated 9 March 2015 under Ask Us.
While pregnancy is definitely the most common reason to not have your period when you are sexually active, it is not the only thing that can cause your period to […]Read more »
I’m 16 and my doctor sent me for a blood test to check for PCOS… I’m terrified and would just like to talk to someone who has PCOS and ask questions. Do you know of any way I can do this?Updated 17 February 2015 under Ask Us.
Yes! We have lots of information about PCOS which stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a medical condition which causes symptoms that often include: irregular periods, acne, unwanted hair, and trouble […]Read more »