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Hello-I am a 35 year...
Hello-I am a 35 year old woman (in a long term relationship with another woman), and I'm having symptoms like rapid weight gain, hair loss, acne, irregular periods, edema etc. I know that I need to see a gyn doc (all other specialists could not find a problem), but I am extremely afraid of a gyn exam as I've never had the "traditional" intercourse that might make this a bit easier. I guess my question is: Is it unheard of to have this exam done with anesthesia or some type of sedative? I normally have a high pain threshold, but anything with this area is extremely painful.Thanks for your time.
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr David, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr David, Doctor replied 7 months ago

it sounds like you could have something called polycystic ovarian syndrome which can cause weight gain, acne, irregular periods

thyroid hormone problems can cause some of your symptoms as well.

you should see an endocrinologist hormone doctor.

to get blood test for androgen levels which can be elevated in patients who have pcos.

there are treatments if you have this.

did your endocrinologist test you for pcos?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't remember the endocrinologist saying anything about PCOS specifically, but he did refer me to GYN. I am looking at lab results now, and I do have slightly elevated prolactin and testosterone; they were the only things marked as out of normal limits. PCOS can be diagnosed by endocrinologist? I thought I would have to go to gyn doc.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr David, Doctor replied 7 months ago

yes, elevated testosterone is also elevated androgen levels

and can be a sign of polcystic ovarian syndrome.

pcos can be diagnosed by an endocrinologist or gyn doctor

but not many doctors know or understand about pcos

you may have to see another doctor who has more experience with pcos

make sure your doctors have tested you for thyroid hormone levels as well with TSH and free T4 levels.

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