Q. I am not getting married because of my facial hair. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 09, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am a 32 year old female. I have PCOD. My doctor prescribed me Fertiplus tablets containing Myo-inositol and D-chiro inositol. But, I cannot afford it. Please suggest me a low-cost treatment.

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The easiest and cheapest way for you to get healthy is by lifestyle modification such as diet and exercise. Try losing weight. You need to lose 20 kg. Weight loss itself will improve the symptoms of PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease).

  • Take Calcium tablet like Shelcal-HD twice daily for three months.
  • You need to get investigated for fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin levels so that we can check for insulin resistance and add Metformin, if necessary.
  • Take a combined hormonal pill like Dronis for six cycles.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Thank you doctor,

My fasting glucose levels and insulin levels are normal. Should I still take Metformin? Even my periods are regular. But, I have acne and facial hair. Help me. I am not getting married because of this. It looks like a man's shave. People think I am a transgender. How to lower my testosterone levels?

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Find out the HOMA IR (homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance) ratio. That is, FBS x insulin/405. If it is more than 3.2, then I suggest you take Metformin.
  • Also, I suggest you start tablet Dronis (Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol) once a day for six cycles. It is a 24-pill pack. Take 24 pills, then leave a gap of four days and then have it again for 24 days. It will reduce facial hair.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Thank you doctor,

I tested my insulin and FBS levels today. My insulin levels are high. Do I have diabetes or is it because of PCOD? I am taking myoinositol. Which is a better option for PCOD, Myoinositol capsule, Metformin or a combination of both?

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You do not have diabetes, but you have insulin resistance and this is because of PCOS.

  • Take Metformin 500 mg once a day for a week and then two times a day after lunch and dinner.
  • Repeat your fasting insulin level test after six weeks.
  • Take Shelcal HD twice daily for three months.

Stick to strict diet and exercise.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Thank you doctor,

Currently, I am taking Myoinositol. Should I stop that medication? I have read that Myoinositol is a better option than Metformin. But, it is very costly. I will be getting married soon. Please help me.

Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

For insulin resistance, Metformin is cheaper and better. You can stop Myoinositol and start Metformin. It will help in weight reduction as well.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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