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... 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 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... n to you. Go to a PCOS website and print out the info. Take it with you. If they don't know a lot about it, you show them. A lot of them are starting to come around to it, but gp knows very little whereas my OB and my Reproductive endocrinologist knows tons, so it is really a different case from doctor to doctor. ... (30 replies)

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