While 75% of women with PCOS do have menstrual problems, 25% do not. In these women, perhaps they have always had regular periods but never realized that they were not ovulating. Others may have had the occasional irregular period, but felt that it was nothing to be too concerned about, assuming a skipped period was due to stress or some other factor. i thought this was a necessary reminder for many women on here who think it is impossible they have pcos because they never had period issues. 25 percent of women with pcos have they periods like a clock..25 percent is a lot. More than the cysts or the period issues what is important in pcos are the symptoms...remember somen omen do not have cysts but still have pcos...and some women do not have the symptoms but do have the cysts. you have to understand it is a complex syndrome. What doctor do when they treat us for PCOS is not really looking at every sign that can tell we have pcos ..the most important for docs is to treat the symptoms that bother us. then if there is a risk of insulin resistance or diabetes..but here we're talking about hair loss that is just a telling symptoms some of us might experience just like hirsutim or unwanted hair: Androgens are a group of hormones, such as testosterone, found at high levels in men but present in women at much lower levels. PCOS sufferers, though, often have higher than normal levels of androgens. These excess hormones can cause a disorder known as hirsutism. Women with hirsutism typically have thicker and darker hair growing on their face and body. The areas most commonly affected are the mustache and beard, though the extra hair growth may also be noticed on the chest, back, stomach, arms, legs, and pubic region. While not all women with PCOS will have hirsutism, a whopping 95% of those women with hirsutism will have PCOS. unwanted hair cannot be accounted by origin as many of you seem to think...facial hair is not something a women should have before menaupose if she is hormonally balanced..unless she is extremy androgen sensitive which comes down to what doctor call pcos tendency...it's a myth to think that spanish girls are more hairy than let's say english girls...they're the same the only difference maybe that spanish girls with pcos are likely to be brunette and their facial hair dark, whereas an english girl will be more likely to have less visible fair hair ...the face is not a place for women to have hair normally whatever their country of origin...especially if you notice a change in those hair. also for the acne .;much more than T , it is DHT that is responsible. dht is worse than t in many way...so when you are looking for pcos look for all the androgens.