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Question: Excess Hair and Irregular Periods

 sylvanpritzel - Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:52 pm

Dear Doctor,
I am an 18 year old female who for about the last year and a half has been dealing with a small amount of noticeable hair on the middle part of her neck. I have always had extremely irregular periods- going 5 months without and then getting it for 2 or 3 days. I was worried about the problem so I had an ultrasound and blood test done and both tested normal. I am a little overweight but I watch what I eat and exercise when I can. My great grandmother had very similar period irregularity and my grandma says that she at my age experienced excess hair of some kind. I am Italian and Serbian, both hairier ethnicities, so it might explain a bit of it. I have also always had hair, not to excecessive, but noticeable, on my thighs and forearms. I do not have any other facial hair really besides the strange hair on my neck. I am terribly worried that it will spread or something. I know that I must sound terrible complaining but it really makes me feel manly and ugly. What should I do? Should I go on birth control to up my estrogen levels? Thank you for your time.

-Worried Girl
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:54 pm

User avatar Hello,
If I were you I would schedule an appointment with your doctor since you could be experiencing PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). You are correct that there can be genetic factors at play but there is treatment that can help with hormones so see your doctor.

Best wishes.


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