(Original post by daisydaffodil)
I've had, for a while now, excess hair growth (I think) in various areas of body.
It's particularly bad around my upper lip, chin and cheeks, either side of my face, the back of my neck, my lower back, my bottom (i.e. the outside and around my anus - sorry but ..) and thighs. I've also got some dark hairs (in a line kind of) on my tummy, and some darker hairs on my breasts, as well as my toes.
GP checked the hair a while ago and said there was definitely a lot, but not so much that she'd be very worried. She reffered me for a scan of my pelvis - which was normal. I've had two blood tests for hormones - one was normal, one showed an elevated level of "sex hormone binding globulin" but GP said that was normal in the abscence of elevated testosterone.
Was offered "vaniqua" cream but GP said to see if I can manage the hair by myself first..
Anyway - that was a year ago. Hair is still growing and GP doesn't appear all that interested or worried!
I also have odd periods, sometimes they are regular but in the last two/three months they've been happening all over the place, my last period was two weeks early, the period before that lasted eleven days, before that I had random spotting every few days..
Also suffer with bladder problems, acne on my face/shoulders/cleavage, problems with down below, IBS type issues, often suffer with tummy cramping.. I'm also quite overweight and have - despite walking a mile a day and cutting out snacks - been sticking at the same weight. Wii fit says my weight seems to shift as much as a stone overnight at a time - one day I lose eight or nine pounds, the next day I put nine pounds back on. It's all very odd.
So what do I do next? My mum suggested trying to see another doctor and asking for their thoughts, don't know if it's worth trying that? Have tried the webmd symptom checker which always says I have PCOS, tried a PCOS self test thing which said I had PCOS.. But then when they looked at my ovaries they said they were blimmin normal
Just a bit fed up and wondering if anyone here had advice.
Have attached a couple of photos, of my face and back to give you an idea of what I'm saying.