I'm 17 and after going to the doctor about male pattern growth and recent irregular periods, she mentioned PCOS.
My blood work back came normal--normal fasting glucose, insulin, testosterone. I also have no cysts on my ovaries.
My family does have history of diabetes and miscarriages, so this makes me think twice if this is or isn't a misdiagnosis.
Do I have PCOS or is this a hormone imbalance than can be treated with birth control?
You may want to see another doctor for a second opinion just to be safe. Did you see your regular doctor, gynocolgist or a hormone specialist? I saw my gynocologist first and then a hormone specialist and ended up with the conclusion of PCOS from both and I am be treated for PCOS.
Birth control might help but if you plan to ever stop taking them you may need to address the problem before you jump on the pill.
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