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    anyone have to pluck chin, neck and nipple hair a few times a week. also if you have had a problem like this have you conceived..im worried that i dont ovulate with this excess testosterone.

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    Yes, I have to pluck either everyday or every other day just depends. I have been like this for years. Also, I have conceived on my own. But you may want to see a RE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie1982 View Post
    anyone have to pluck chin, neck and nipple hair a few times a week. also if you have had a problem like this have you conceived..im worried that i dont ovulate with this excess testosterone.

    I used to have so much facial hair that plucking would have taken me an eternity!! I had laser hair removal done last year and up until now I was as smooth as a baby. I have a few hair on my chin/neck that I've been plucking lately. Of course I have to stop this now since I am going back for a few more laser treatments. So yeah, there are some of us out there shaving or tweezing our face!

    I am currently TTC. Well, I haven't been actively trying at the moment as my hubby is busy with work and such, but come mid May I'm going to be TTC in full gear!

    Are you on any meds? I take 1000mg of Metformin a day. I am pondering seeing my doc to see how my testosterone is with this dose. I was just kinda put on it and never had a follow-up. Hmmmmm.

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    I have hair on my chin, neck, jaw line, and upper lip. Its in patches not all over but the patches are very hairy. Plucking would take forever so I just shave it and I have to do it everyday if I don't want it to be noticeable.

    I was doing IPL treatments but they got too expensive and I had to stop. It seemed to help for a while like it was thinning out but when I stopped it came back full force. Anyone else think that its ironic that we have excess hair like facial, arm, and leg hair, but alot of us cysters have thin hair on our head?? The universe can be so cruel sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie1982 View Post
    anyone have to pluck chin, neck and nipple hair a few times a week. also if you have had a problem like this have you conceived..im worried that i dont ovulate with this excess testosterone.
    Many of us who have to shave like men have nevertheless conceived without too much problem.

    Although I didn't have a male-type beard before I was 40, I was shaving my moustache every day by the time I was 15 and had been shaving with increasing frequency from age 13 and my leg hair was heavier than any of the males I knew.

    I avoided medications which might have helped with the hair because I didn't want to risk compromizing my fertility, because, though I didn't menstruate as regularly or as frequently as most women, I was in fact menstruating every five to six weeks on average.

    Having male-type moustache and beard growth doesn't mean you won't be able to conceive.

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    I'm sure you'll be fine in thr ttc department. Just like JoyBlack, I had to start shaving my mustache at 15 and then my chin in my early 20's then most of my face by my 30's. I just had my neck waxed today becasue I was tired of all the plucking and I refuse to shave my neck.

    Despite all that I concieved my dd at age 31. Don't worry too much, go see an RE and see what he/she says. I found out I was insulin resistant by going to an RE, my stupid family Dr. never ran a test to check that.

    But the good news is that as you get older the hair on your legs and down under start to thin out and doesn't grow back as fast. At least for me that has been my experience. I used to get 5 o'clock shadow on my legs before my 40's. I just wish my facial hair would slow down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropey View Post
    I was doing IPL treatments but they got too expensive and I had to stop. It seemed to help for a while like it was thinning out but when I stopped it came back full force. Anyone else think that its ironic that we have excess hair like facial, arm, and leg hair, but a lot of us cysters have thin hair on our head??
    It's not all that surprising -- it comes down to the fact that we tend to have a male-type hormonal balance and therefore a male-type hair-growth and hair-loss pattern. IPL treatment won't have a lasting effect in most instances unless we can get our hormonal blance kept in the normal female range. However the OP was worried about being able to conceive, and it's also a fact that many of us who have a male-type hormonal balance and male-type hair growth have also been able to conceive absolutely normally.

    It would make some sense for the OP to get confirmation that she is ovulating, though I admit that I didn't get that checked. It seemed to me that although I had a lot of male-type hair and no significant breast development (just well developed nipples on a flat chest), I was having periods which were usually about five or six weeks apart, so I wasn't too concerned about that. In point of fact I conceived at 22, so there wasn't much need for further investigation on the ovulation issue in my case.

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    Yes, I have to pluck and wax chin, jaw line, sideburns, and moustache. It is awful. I was going to try vaniqua, but it is way too expensive.

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    I have to pluck the chin, I bleach the mustache, and since the neck hairs are blonde and fine (just so long!) I trim those. I try to avoid shaving if all possible. Once you shave you'll always have to, unless through some medical procedure.
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    I have not much chin hairs a couple so I pluck and I pluck my chin which takes forever ( I refuse to shave my face) I also have some hair on my boobs.

    It took a couple of years for me to conceive, I had to have dye shot through my tubes and was on glucophage for a 1 1/2yrs until I finally conceived in 2004. I also took this medicine in 2006 for one month and conceived again. Then in 2007 to my surprise I became pregnant a third time all by myself. Something worked either the medicine or the dye cleaning my tubes out.

    If your period is irregular you should probably get that on track first because if you dont ovulate you dont get pregnant. I wish you the best of luck with TTC I know it can be pretty depressing seeing everyone around you pregnant and it just isnt happening for you.

    Good luck to you

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    I end up shaving mine cause it's soo bad it's almost a beard!! i want to go get it waxed but haven't got up the guts to do so yet!! uggghh Darn PCOS anyways!!!

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    I remember, very clearly, the first time I felt a hair on my neck. It was so long, I couldn't believe it! So I pulled it out and it was black! I was horrified and humiliated! Since then I have found more and I am terrified that I will miss one and walk around looking like the wolf-man. Someone I was casually dating even made a rude remark to me about it once (I kicked him where it hurt and haven't spoken to him since!) You are definitely not alone on this one.

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    I pluck and wax all the time.

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    Bleach the mustache, pluck the chin (once in a while shave if I`m in a desperate situation with no time!) I conceived my daughter without help, though it was a bit of a fluke (hadn`t had a period for over 5 months and was 3 weeks away from seeing the fertility specialist!) We have been trying for baby 2 since Oct. and will start fertility next month.

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    Sadly I have too much hair growth to pluck anymore. I have to shave everyday. It would take me forever otherwise. Darn pcos!!!

    I don't think this particular aspect of pcos has an effect on ttc...although I'm mighty curious to know for sure. Is testosterone the key?
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