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A 23-year-old female asked:

Hello, i am a 23 year old female and i am gaining weight excessively and i also have beards growing on my chin?

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Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
This could be...: This could be androgen (eg. testosterone) excess due to environment or genetic factors. Risk factors include obesity or family history. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome comes to mind--the diagnosis is based on two of the following three findings: lack of regular menstrual bleeding, high androgen levels, and the presence of ovarian cysts--which may be detectable by ultrasound.

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