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    Default Do I Have PCOS?

    Ok. It's been a long time. Haven't tried to open this app for more than a month cos I'm feeling hopeless. So these past few weeks my skin is breaking out and I'm being so depressed about my skin. I have sooooo many pimples on my cheeks and chin. And I was about to get my period on 23rd but it didn't came. Yes I have delayed period but it's not a surprise for me since I really have an irregular period. So I googled again the symptoms of PCOS and there are symptoms that might suggest that I really have PCOS. *sigh* 😔 but I know the only way to confirm this is to go to Gynae and have myself check.

    To anyone who has PCOS, do you have skin breakout? And I just want to ask what'd you do about it? ☹️

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    I have pcos & yes unfortunately I've always had fairly bad skin. For me the only way I've ever had any success with my skin is by going on the pill but I don't know if you're currently ttc or not. It took us 4 years to conceive our daughter so I had terrible skin that whole time so I understand how upsetting it can be.

    Yep the only way to know for sure if you have pcos is by going to get checked. For me I didn't get regular periods either. I went to an OB/GYN who was absolutely lovely & helped me figure it all out.

    Good luck

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    I have just been diagnosed with PCOS, and my main symptoms are irregular periods and bad acne. As with the pp, the only way I have controlled mine is by being on the pill. I'm currently TTC so have had bad skin for the last 8 months that I've been off the pill, it's so embarrassing.

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    Another one with PCOS here. My symptoms were irregular periods and bad skin. The amazing skin product I used to control acne is discontinued so I don't have any recommendations. While I was pregnant and since having Bub my skin has been amazing though. For the first time since puberty ☺️

    Other symptoms can include being overweight and excessive hair growth. But not everyone has these symptoms. I didn't and that's why I had no idea until I started TCC that I had PCOS. I've read that many people with PCOS who are overweight find that their symptoms reduce when they loose weight.

    I hope you get some answers soon.

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    Same as the other ladies. I have pcos and bad skin only controlled by the pill (Yasmin to be specific).
    I found out 11 years ago when I went off the pill for a while and never got a period. I was 23 and had been on the pill since 14 due to heavy and painful periods at the time (and acne). When I didn't get a period they sent me for an ultrasound where I had the multiple small follicles on both ovaries so then blood tests which showed elevated testosterone and LH/FSH imbalance. I also have off the chart AMH.
    I went off the pill again in 2012 as we wanted to TTC. I had to stop using moisturiser as my skin was so oily I have sensitive skin so pimple creams were no good for me. Only the pill or low dose antibiotics for really bad outbreaks helped.

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    Same for me - never had great skin as a teen, but went on the pill and it seemed fine. Pill started to make me really emotional so I went off it and on Nuvaring, but as I got older my acne got FAR worse - large, painful cysts that caused terrible hyperpigmentation and scarring. Nothing helped except Accutane (I took it in the US) - that was a lifesaver. Fast forward to 2014 when we were TTC and I had to come off everything - skin has been increasingly oily and the cysts are back worse than ever. Can't really do anything when TTC. I did have great success with Kerstin Florian Pro AHA facials (low-dose chemical peel) and ClindaTech seems to help a little (topical antibacterial lotion). I was diagnosed with PCOS and my symptoms were cystic ovaries, bad acne, feeling flu-like and lethargic whenever I was due to get my period and also very long cycles. It's worth getting a blood test and ultrasound to confirm bc mine wreaked absolute havoc on my fertility (and my skin). Good luck!

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS 9 years ago.
    My skin is actually not too bad however i break out on my jaw line and my skin is always oily!!
    I have PCOS amenorrhea (loss of period), hair loss and low progesterone so no ovulation.

    PCOS affects everyone differently so definitely worth seeing a dr/specialist. X x x

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    OP did you end up getting tested?

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    I have PCOS, I was diagnosed at 15 I am 2 weeks off 29.

    I have been on and off BC since diagnosis but haven't been on it for the last 2 years.

    I have never had bad skin it thankfully has always been very good even through puberty.

    I have irregular cycles, hirsutism, low energy most of the time back in the day my doctors would always just say lose weight and it will "fix" your symptoms. While that may help it will not "fix" them.

    All of my blood results have come back completely normal.. except for testosterone which was only slightly above the normal guidelines.

    try google searching Types of PCOS as you may find one type fits you better than the other right now I am struggling to figure out which one i even fit. I had multiple follicles suggestive of PCOS on only one ovary. My bloods were for Master hormones, master thryoids, master iron, master automated, master LIPIDS and master FBP (full blood picture). Everything besides testosterone was normal. (CRAZY).

    OP have you now done any testing and got a diagnosis?


 

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