If was diagnosed with pcos polycystic ovarian syndrome, why would I start to develop unwanted facial hair and loss of scalp hair?
Too much androgens. With pcos the ovaries produce excess male-type hormones (androgens) like testosterone, which cause unwanted hair growth (face, lower stomach) and sometimes male-pattern hair loss. If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used to lower androgens, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease hair growth more than bc pills alone. Vaniqa may help on the face only.
Unwanted facial n extra body hair, cystic acne is it a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome hw 2 prevent n cure?
Androgen work up . You need to have a hormonal work up which can start with your gyne. Depending on what is found and your overall metabolic status, you may also need an endocrinologist. Read more...