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Suffering from hirutism, excessive hair growth on stomach, breasts, face. How to boost oestrogen levels?

why do i have little hairs where i shouldn t have? they re all over my stomach (not just in some areas), my breasts, and my face. it s really embarrassing since i m a woman (early twenties) and it s not very feminine. could it be that i have a high testosterone level? and if so, can i take something natural to help with my oestrogen levels?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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It seems like you are suffering from "POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME "

Here is some more information about "PCOS" in simple words along with the ADVICE and TREATMENT options.

POLY-CYSTIC-OVARIAN-SYNDROME = " multiple , fluid filled cavities in ovary"
NOW FOR simple understanding is not medically accurate just for understanding purpose ONLY.

Main function of ovary is to produce the female sex hormone like estrogen / progesterone which comes out in a cyclic fashion like 25 days comes estrogen while for 5 days comes progesterone which cause bleeding. This is maintained by brain but the days varies for all females. now due to the PCOS the production of estrogen and progesterone gets disturbed/ may not have enough production on one or the other leading to imbalances and hence makes irregular bleeds as well as problems with pregnancies are seen.

1) Acne.
2) Weight gain and trouble losing weight.
3) Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker and darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.
4) Thinning hair on the scalp.
5) Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have very heavy bleeding.
6) Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility).
7) Depression.

1) PLEASE SEE gynac
2) Get an PELVIC ULTRASOUND and check on ovary again
3) Get hormonal profile to have a check on "PCOS" and the hormones in brain that commands the cyclic pattern of the menstrual cycle
4) mostly they will prescribe the ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILL (Includes mainly estrogen and progesterone) to make the normal cycle go through if things in the brain hormonal balance is stable.
5) Please follow up regularly and take medication as they prescribe to get back on track.

Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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