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. […]

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Can you use tampons with PCOS? If so what is the best kind?

Updated 19 February 2016 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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Is it possible to have irregular ovulation and irregular periods? If so, what’s the cause?

Updated 4 November 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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Is milk (and milk products) prohibited if you have PCOS?

Updated 6 October 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Can I have potatoes if I am on the PCOS diet?

Updated 5 March 2015 under Ask Us.

Of course! With PCOS, it is okay to have anything you want but what is important is to keep in mind the portion size and how often. Potatoes are carbohydrates […]

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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 […]

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I have PCOS, should I avoid carbs completely?

Updated 29 January 2015 under Ask Us.

Good question! Avoiding carbs (officially called “carbohydrates”) all together isn’t a great idea. Carbs provide our body with energy and they are the only fuel used by the brain.  However, […]

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