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I think I have PCOS symptoms? Any advice is appreciated please

am hoping someone here may be able to provide me with some advice. I came off the contraceptive pill in July 2017. I have not yet had a period, I know it can take a while to come back however I am also experiencing other problems. I have had a low sex drive for many years now but since I came off the pill it has rocketed. I have always had problems with facial hair, especially on my upper lip but it has now got worse and spread to under my bottom lip and chin. I have never had acne problems but now have constant cystic acne on my chin and upper lip. My hair again, has always been thin but it seems so thin and lank now, I cant do anything with it. I struggle keeping weight off a little but I am not over weight, I am 10 stone 2 and 5ft 2, size 12. Does anyone have any guidance, does it sound like I should be visiting my doctor? And advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
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It would be a good idea to have a complete endocrine workup. Although you do have some classic PCOS symptoms (absence of periods, excessive facial hair, scalp hair thinning, acne, tendency to gain weight), it could be some other type of endocrine or metabolic disorder such as thyroid, pituitary or adrenal. An ultrasound may be helpful too to see if you have the cysts associated with PCOS that are in a "strand of pearls" pattern. However, I have heard of women having many symptoms of PCOS without having the ovarian cysts.
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