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"What Mistake Did I Make?": A Woman Was Ashamed Of Her Excess Facial Hair And Got A Stunning Makeover On 'The Doctors'. What Was Causing Her Beard Growth?

Date October 25, 2018 14:24

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormone disorders seen in women. According to The Office on Women's Health (OWH), about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age has PCOS. Unfortunately, many of these women go undiagnosed for years, struggling with bothersome symptoms in silence. Diamond was one of them until she turned to The Doctors for help.

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“Why am I growing a beard?”

Diamond first noticed excess facial hair when she was fifteen, she said on the show. She started removing the hair but it grew back quite fast, which was something that her peers noticed and laughed at.

A few years later, it got worse. The young woman had to shave her face every day. She also tried hair removal creams and waxing, but nothing was effective enough. Diamond changed jobs because of bullying and refused to go to social outings out of embarrassment.

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Diamond was afraid of going to the doctors. She said, in tears:

If I never would have shaved my face, maybe it wouldn’t have grown as bad as it did. What mistake did I make?

At one point, the young woman decided she couldn’t go on like that and turned to The Doctors for help. She was finally diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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In polycystic ovary syndrome, women have high levels of male hormones (androgens). The cause of PCOS is unknown.

Excess facial hair is one of the hallmark symptoms of PCOS, and the disorder also produces the following signs and symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic:

  1. Irregular periods.
  2. Fertility issues.
  3. Acne.

Women with PCOS may also be at a higher risk of diabetes and obesity.

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Diamond's story continues

Finally, Diamond knew what was going on with her. She started treatment to regulate her hormone levels and received several laser treatments to get rid of facial hair.

When Diamond appeared on The Doctors again, she was unrecognizable! She was all smiles, beaming with joy and newfound self-confidence.

The treatment worked, and the young woman was finally able to get her life back.

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Diamond’s story isn’t only about her stunning makeover. It can help many other women who are dealing with similar symptoms and wondering what’s wrong with them to get much-needed medical help.

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