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Why is the skin on the back of my neck looking dark?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

There could be different reasons why the skin on your neck is darker. It’s probably not worrisome, but you should mention it to your health care provider. If you also […]

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I shaved the hair on my chin, but it’s grown back. What’s wrong?

Updated 16 January 2014 under Ask Us.

I have hair below my chin near my neck. I shaved one time but it’s grown back. Why is this happening? Do I have a health problem? Some girls/women of […]

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I have PCOS. Am I more likely to get pregnant if I’m taking Metformin?

Updated 16 January 2014 under Ask Us.

Yes. Girls with PCOS are more likely to get pregnant while taking Metformin (if they’re sexually active and not using birth control). Metformin (combined with a healthy diet and regular […]

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What causes dark spots on the face and how can I get rid of them?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

There can be different reasons for dark spots on the face. The most common cause is sun damage. Brown spots from sun damage usually appear on areas of the skin […]

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I have PCOS and I’m scared I won’t be able to have children… what do you recommend?

Updated 28 February 2014 under Ask Us.

So much of the information online talks about PCOS as being the leading cause of infertility, so being worried about becoming pregnant is understandable. However, this doesn’t mean that you […]

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Birth Control Pills: Medical Uses

Updated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.

Teens and young adults are often prescribed birth control pills for irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and polycystic ovary […]

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Ovarian Cysts

Updated 20 May 2021 under Health Guides.

Sometimes girls are told that they have a cyst “on” their ovaries but cysts develop within the ovary. Fortunately most cysts go away without any treatment. What are ovaries and […]

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I have PCOS. Does that mean I can’t get pregnant after marriage?

Updated 28 February 2014 under Ask Us.

Girls with PCOS typically have irregular periods which means they may not ovulate (make eggs) on a regular basis. Most girls/women with PCOS ovulate some of the time though and […]

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I haven’t had my period in 4 months and I’m not sexually active. What’s up with that?

Updated 25 February 2014 under Ask Us.

There can be different reasons why a teen doesn’t get her period. The most common reasons are weight change (especially weight loss), bulimia (vomiting to control weight), over exercising, stress, […]

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