... I am 20 years old and was diagnois with PCOS about 6 months ago. All my life I've had dark patches around my neck, at first I thought I just wasn't bathing properly, I started bathing more but no progress. ... (6 replies)
... I don't know about melasma because I don't have that. You can find a picture of both these conditions through google image or wikipedia.
However, it doesn't sound like acanthosis nigricans. Acanthosis nigricans is more like a change in the pigmentation of the skin on either or all of the following areas: neck, underarm, hands/nuckles and inside of the thigh. Kind of like... (6 replies)
... ush down on it i don't feel anything weird, it's not a bruise or anything and it smooths out upon applying pressure, but it seems to fluctuate between being very dark and light randomly. Can this be the same thing? ... (6 replies)
... I also have acanthosis nigricans. My mother would scrub my neck with rubbing alcohol to get the 'dirt' off. Of course, it does't come off! ... (6 replies)
... PCOS. Currently, I am still on birth control pills, but I have also started taking turmeric capsules. I have noticed a huge difference with the turmeric. I have dark patches of skin on my neck, chin, underarms, knees, and ankles, but with the turmeric, they are getting lighter and not coming back. ... (4 replies)
... well i have an appt with my gyno. tmrw thursday so i'm hoping to find some answers. some of the other symptoms i have are pointing to PCOS becuase i have dark patches on my neck, under arms, inner thighs, and between the crease of my breasts. ... (3 replies)
... Hello Momof2!
I went to see my OB/GYN about two weeks ago (about my PCOS) and complained of the same thing. I'm 34yr old, 5'3" and 270lbs. As a side note - My husband and I have no children nor have we tried ttc yet - another reason I visited my OB/GYN. I've had a weight problem my entire life and I'm sure PCOS since 10 when I started menstruating.
I'm wondering if you... (3 replies)
... hello again lbh02,
i am not an expert or a doctor but i do have some experience at fighting this crazy syndrome. you may want to find a new doctor. i say 2 gyno's and they said there was absolutely nothing they could do for the pcos. then i happened upon a doctor who's passion is skin but she has also become my regular md. she told me on our first visit that metformin... (6 replies)
... I am on Metformin and my doctors insested i take birth control, even after i informed her we are trying to have another child. This Melasma was suppost to go away slowly once i start taking my metformin and birth control. Nothing yet. Im losing hope and despretly in need of help. I cant go to the doctor as much as i wish, no insurance. Help once more. (6 replies)
... Hello lbh02,
sounds like you have a wonderful case of melasma! i also have pcos and melasma as im sure youll find most women with any hormone problem does. i have been on a 5 year mission to get rid of that crap! makes you feel like a freak at times and make up can only make it look worse. in case you dont know, heat on the area of the melasma will aggrevate it. my doc... (6 replies)
... Does anyone have problems with skin tags and dark skin patches? ... (0 replies)
... recently my girlfriend had been diagnose with PCOS. the doctor prescribe her Metformin Hydrochloride. she took the medicine for about 2 weeks already.
this morning, she complain to me that she's suffering from severe lower body, back pain, headache, nausea, vomitting.. but i read many article online , none of them describe PCOS with such symptom.
then i search for... (8 replies)
... I do! I do! I have it! It stinks (I agree with previous poster).
These are my symptoms:
-larger middle section
-adult onset acne
-dark ring of skin patches around neck
-insulin level elevated, but sugar level normal
-a raise in hormone levels
-Infertility (30 replies)