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Re: scared i suppose?
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Re: scared i suppose?

> So a few months ago i went to my doc, this was
> after many weeks of procrastinating of 'should
> i or shouldnt i'...but the reason i had to go in
> the end is because my periods decided to start
> disappearing and this was causing other health
> probs so i had no choice...also i had become very
> paranoid abut the hair growth also!

> I was terrified of mentioning it, but in the end i
> thought 'its now or never' so i told him and he
> didnt even make a big deal about it, to be honest
> i dont think he acknowledged it as a problem.

Most doctors wouldn't treat it as a problem in its own right. But they should certainly check to see if there could be other things involved.

I would have thought that at the minimum he should give a physical examination and arrange for a full hormonal workup. In fact, some of the physical ckecks you can do yourself.

* Compare the length of your index fingers with your ring fingers. Which is longer? If the ring fingers are longer than the index fingers you've had high testosterone exposure in the womb and you may well be sensitized in such a way that even moderate amounts of testosterone may cause male-type hair growth.

* There's sometimes a relationship between limited breast development and high testosterone levels which also cause facial hair

* Sustatined high testosterone levels can lead to clitoral enlargement.

* Regular periods on a cycle that's not more than 33 days are normal -- anything outside of that might indicate a possible problem.

> But i kept going on about it so he put me on the pill,
> also to regulate my periods, and he said he should help
> with the excess hair also (still waiting!).
Hope it helps -- but do keep us in touch, whatever happens.

> Go to your doctor, they will be able to least
> they will do tests and see if its a hormonal thing.
Make sure the hormonal tests are comprehensive. You certainly want to know whether your free-testosterone levels are normal and whether your estrogen levels are normal.

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