You see, hairines is a common symptom of PCOS, and it was actually what clued my OB/GYN into this whole possibility. She was feeling my tummy, and noticed my tiny 10-hair happy spot right below my belly button, and my itty bitty fuzzy mustache, and said "Oh yeah, that's not normal, that's hirsutism, it's probably PCOS" She also commented on the backs of my thighs being a bit fuzzarific. So. I've never thought of myself as ultra-hairy, but even so, who cares, right? I mean, I was a no-leg-shaver for years, but I've felt like it off and on over the past couple years. My pits? Bring on da fuzz. So I'm not so weirded out by that as by her attitude of how 'abnormal' a bit of belly button hair is. Is it?
How much of a mustache of happy trail do you all have? I have to admit, the way she said it made me feel less than a woman. And I am one. And I like it. Bah. I need some encouragement, folks.
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