First I would like to thank forum moderators and members for supporting such a wonderful site, you guys are amazing!
After stumbling upon this forum in search of ways to reduce the appearance of facial hair it got me thinking - perhaps it’s medical?
I recently had a full physical exam (with blood tests - although I am not sure whether they did hormonal tests, I dont’ think so) and a gyno appointment. They told me there was nothing out of the ordinary except that I had high cholesterol. After checking the sympoms for excess facial hair I saw that PCOS was one of the causes.
I am 23 and of Eastern European descent. My mother has very minor vellius hair above her lip and on her chin that’s not noticeable at all unless you stare at it. I have always had regular periods. I am at a normal body weight (although I have a bit of fat around my midsection), I have greasy skin but I barely get breakouts. I don’t have much body hair, but I do have a bit of a fuzz over my upper lip that would be considered above average.
I am really worried about this and will book another gyno appointment the first chance I get. However, I have just started taking OC (alesse) and I am not sure if that will prevent the doctor from doing the tests they need.
Can anyone help me on this? Do I need to go off the pill for certain tests? What tests are required to diagnose someone with PCOS? Are my symptoms indicative of PCOS?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.