Hey all, I've been suffering from hair loss quite a bit this past year, but it wasn't till the end of February of this year that I started seeing other concerning problems. I've been having very irregular periods, as in, I haven't stopped my menstruation since the end of February. It's been light spotting pretty much everyday, which gets heavier during my actual menstruation week (but not as heavy as it normally is, still lighter than usual). It hasn't tapered off. In March I went to my gyn and she performed an ultrasound and found a 3.5cm cyst on my left ovary. She said very confidently that it will go away on its own, and she doesn't think its PCOS. She said that if I can, I should put up with the hassle of menstruating until my body's hormones regulate. The funny thing is, my hormone levels were not abnormal according to my derm's blood tests at the end of january. Of course, that's also before I had my current bout of irregular periods. If the "waiting to see what happens" treatment doesn't work, she said she'll put me on progesterone to stop the bleeding. I've also gained some weight, about 6 lbs since middle of last year (seemed unconcerning to my gyn) and have grown a little facial hair on the undersurface of my chin. Definitely have had a lot of hair loss, even before these symptoms so I don't know how that fits into any of this. I wanted to: a) get your feedback on my problems as it relates to hairloss. Could it be that I'm losing enough blood to require an iron supplement. my ferritin has been normal-low both times I got it checked, but my iron absorption and hemoglobin levels are normal-high. :dunno: and b) ask anyone with PCOS if they've had *more* menstruation instead of the lackthereof. I can't really describe it, my cycles are less than normal since I up till recently, have always had a heavy monthly flow...and c) Just needed to vent to some ladies that understand what I'm going through. I'm in my first year of a tough grad program and my goodness I can't believe how much my life has changed since starting it. It may even just be this crazy amount of stress that triggered it all, but I most certainly doubt it since no one else is suffering the consequences of stress like I am. WHY MEEEE?!?!