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    Default Hidradenitis suppurativa (boil/cyst in armpit or groin)

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    ooooh! This could be what I'm getting!
    I get these painfull little lumps in my armpits, kind of like when you get a spot deep under the skin. Sometimes they can be further down my armpit almost in my breast. They get really uncomfortable and hurt when you squeeze or poke them. They last for a few days then go away on their own.. I've never bothered seeing a doctor about them though. They'd be gone before I got an appointment.
    Never had them in the groin though..

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    Yep they are quite painful.
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    I guess that would explain why I've stopped getting them since I've started taking hormone balancing products!
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    After reading some more stuff on this online.. I definatly have a very mild case.. going by some of those icky pictures!

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    I have had those. Never thought it could be related to pcos or even a hormone problem. I went on antibiotics for them recently and have not had any since. They seemed to take along time to clear up.
    Hopefully now that i am on met i might not get them again - there has to be some benefits for met
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    My mum and I have been getting them for years (as well as the rest of the women in her family). Mum's had several surgically removed. They are really awful. She has not had a single one since she had a hysterectomy. If that's not a sure sign that its hormone related I don't know what is.

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    hi

    ive got this, too. Had lots removed surgically, too.

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    I get them DOWN THERE. Man do they hurt!!!
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    I get them the week before AF is coming. I know she's on her way when one appears. They are so painful!
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    thanks so much for posting this
    i never knew it was related to hormones! i definitely have a mild case and will have to bring it up the next time i visit my doc.
    i posted this in another thread about this topic, but i'll put it here as well, Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel has helped prevent/reduce irritation for me

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    I have a couple of them on my inner thighs. I had no idea that was also pcos related.

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    O my gosh... I have HS also. There are actually alot of websites to read on them. I was diagnosed with HS about 6 years ago. My doctor (Infectious Disease) says its one of the worst cases he had ever seen. I have had gastric bypass (Overweight doesnt cause it but it does make it worse) and had NUMERIOUS operations. (Actually this week I am waiting to find out when my next surgery to remove them all under my armpits is. If anyone has any questions on this or is in the houston area I can give you a great doctor. You guys no guys get it too and sometimes worse. Sorry I can go on and on on this subject. Glad im not all alone!!

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    I knew I'd found a good GYN when she knew what I was talking about with these. I've never had to have them surgically removed. I've always been able to take a hot bath for a few days and the squeeze. Sorry, I know it's gross. I had a couple of Dr's try to tell me they were probably ingrown hairs, but as I tried to explain to them, I don't have any hair there. I didn't know what they were until I read the book I mentioned in my original post. I still haven't seen them mentioned in any other PCOS material.

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    Yeah i guess u could say that.. And they say that HS is genetic but no one in my family has it. And they say it comes up in folds of skin and in sweat glands, which for the most part is right, but I have gotten them on my feet and had to have 2 major surgeries on my eyes because they come up under the eyelids. I have had about 10 surgeries below the waste. and a handful above. I am about to have all the skin under my arms removed because they keep coming up so bad. It has been so many years that my body is immune to about every medicine they give me. I cant sit in a tub and wait a couple of days anymore because they dont "pop" anymore. I mean they do.. but on the inside and then Trac out to other places.. Here are some pics some arent pretty.. but thats what hs is. I am not complaining though. Just more excited that there are cysters in the same boat!!!

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