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suffering from hirsutism prescribed Genette 35

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I am a 24 yr old girl. Since puberty I'm having facial and body hairs. Lately, I went to a doctor and after some necessary tests I am diagnosed of suffering from hirsutism.Furnishing below some necessary facts that I need to say about myself:
1. My menstrual cycles have always been regular.
2. I do not suffer from acne.
3. My testostrerone level is 0.89 (on second day of cycle).
4. I have PCOD.
5. I'm suffering from abnormal hairloss and eyebrow, eyelash loss.
6. I do not have thyroid disorders.
7. Although my father is hairy(which is the usual case with most fathers), my mother doesn't have any facial or body hair.
My doctor prescribed me Genette 35. However, I am afraid to start taking the medicine because of its obvious side-effects. Please suggest what should I do. The hair growth is just like men have all over their body.Its really embarrassing for me to step out in public because of the facial hairs.Please please help.

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replied November 19th, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A28669
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The symptoms could be attributed to PCOD which is known to cause symptoms related to hirsutism. Other causes could include genetic causes. PCOS usually responds to treatment with insulin modifiers as most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance. Consider discussing with your treating doctor/gynecologist about getting started on these along with hormonal contraceptives (suitable ones) for better control of PCOS and for regularization of periods. You can also consider discussing your pregnancy plans (when ready for pregnancy) with your treating gynecologist. Once the PCOS is under control, ovulation inducers would be started to help you have more than 1 egg getting matured to increase chances of pregnancy. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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