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PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support Support for us with any of the following: Insulin Resistance, Syndrome X, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or other endocrine disorders.

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Old 08-07-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
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So for as long as I can remember I have had a lot of male hair growth patterns. Thick black hair on my back stomach butt sideburns mustache chin and neck. Pretty much everywhere we don't want hair as women. I always had super heavy painful periods. They weren't super consistened but never went months without one. I recently started looking up reasons why I have all this and came across pcos. I have struggled with anxiety and depression my whole life and currently on meds, I have acne and dark armpits and way extra weight around my stomach. Every symton of pcos, I have. I went to the doctor and got blood taken and all my doctor really told me was I am prediabetic, and said all the hormones she looked at looked fine and just deal with it pretty much. I'm going for a second opinion next week. My questions are, what hormones should they test for? And even if some are normal can I still have pcos and is this why I'm prediabetic? I'm only 19 and I don't drink pop or alcohol and I have recently lost 30 lbs and eat right. It just doesn't sounds right that I am prediabetic and I am told not to worry about pcos unless I want to have kids. I do have a daughter so I know I can get pregnant but I went 2 years or more without BC without getting pregnant. So I am currently on mirena( which I'm not sure I like) for 2 years and the doctor I seen wants me to take BC pills on top of having mirena. Anyways anyone have any input or answers for my questions? I feel like no body understands what I'm going through. Thank you all in advance
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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Yes, you can be pre-diabetic and have PCOS. I'm one of those! Or, rather, was, before I started losing weight and removing the foods in my life that were causing the pre-diabetes.

You can go to a second doctor if you want, but the same diet that helps pre-diabetes will also help PCOS. I would work on getting yourself back to a "normal" state instead of prediabetes and then you can work on the other stuff.

For the male stuff -- they should test your androgens and your testosterone levels compared to your female hormones. They may be out of balance. Does anyone else in your family have similar traints?
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:26 PM   #3
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Another diagnostic tool usually used for detecting pcos would be via ultrasound. My hormone panel was relatively 'normal', but my ultrasound was a textbook photo for the condition. You can have this procedure done through your ob/gyn. If you can, I would recommend seeing an endocrinologist. They will be more knowledgeable of the best way to manage your symptoms.
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