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02 Oct 2008

PCOS treatment
I' m 23 yrs and I saw a doctor yesterday who referred me to a Gyn in order to test for PCOS as I have symptoms of high androgen levels, incl excessively oily, problem skin and thinning hair (however I have regular menstrual cycles that begin 28-31 days apart). She suggested if I test positive for PCOS I should go on metformim and androcure. I read that PCOS is not curable, only manageable. Does this mean I would have to be on hormone meds all my life? Also, apparently if ignored it can lead to health issues later in life such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease etc. I' m not particularly keen on hormone regulating drugs as I believe they may cause other problems, and there' s a history of cancer in my family.

I feel really confused about this issue. Isn' t a healthy lifestyle, e.g. good diet, exercise, drinking lots of water, good enough to prevent health problems related to PCOS.
Please advise.
Thanks
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Why don't you wait and see whether you do have PCOS or not. You are right abiut it being managebale not curable. Hormones, diet and exercise are all necessary.

Best wishes
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