Category Archives: PCOS Symptoms

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Stuck for PCOS Gift Ideas?

If you’re stuck for last minute gift ideas for a friend or loved one with PCOS, here are some that are specific to helping particular symptoms of PCOS or are designed to help raise awareness. However, just because someone has PCOS does not mean they want aspects of it highlighted in a gift. Use your best…

PCOS Acne

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As mentioned in the previous post, PCOS and Pelvic Pain, I’d love to know your most burning PCOS questions. Our second question came from @youheardright on Twitter and is about PCOS acne. She asked: “I’m wondering if anyone has had substantial success with clearing acne, blemishes, etc with meds or birth control pills?” PCOS Acne…

PCOS and Pelvic Pain

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I asked the PCOS Matters followers on Twitter to submit their most burning question about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I promised to answer them to the best of my ability and knowledge (along with other questions I’ve received). The first question came from Michelle – @Mies10 – and was about PCOS and pelvic pain. Is Pelvic Pain a Symptom of…

PCOS and Hirsutism [Video]

In this video Dr John Eden of UNSW discusses the problem of PCOS and Hirsutism, or excess body hair, and how it can be treated:

PCOS and Depression

A number of people have asked me how things have been going over the past couple of weeks both by email and on Twitter. I’ve been keeping fairly quiet, mainly because I’ve been feeling quite fed-up, and hate to share negativity with others. Then I read Jennifer’s comment on the Welcome to PCOS Matters post about…

What Is Insulin Resistance?

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If you have PCOS you will often hear that it’s closely linked to Insulin Resistance. But what is Insulin Resistance, and why might you be affected? Insulin is a hormone that’s vital to the body’s natural processes because it regulates glucose levels. Every time you eat, the pancreas releases insulin to send a message to your…

PCOS and Acne Treatments: Boost Your Self-Esteem

Acne is a symptom of PCOS that can really put a dent in your self esteem. As with most symptoms of PCOS, the problem lessens with the treatment of the syndrome as a whole. However, while you’re being treated, there are some methods you can use to alleviate your acne. Acne treatments have come a…

PCOS Facial Hair Removal Tips

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For most women with PCOS, facial hair is a fact of life which, unfortunately, we cannot avoid. Those dark hairs seem to crop up in places you’d least expect and grow back far too rapidly. To alleviate the pain of having them professionally removed, here are some tips for do-it-yourself facial hair removal. My initial…