Do you have acne and irregular periods and excess facial hair?
All these signs point to excessive androgen hormones in your blood. A common cause is Cushing's syndrome.
Cushing's syndrome is a condition in which there is excess amounts of steroid(cortisol) and associated androgenic hormones in your blood. It has many different causes, and can be diagnosed by means of blood testing.
In women, Cushing's syndrome will show osteoporosis, or a weakning of the bones. It may also show eleveated blood sugar levels
Ironically steroid medicines (which are some of the most commonly prescribed medicines), may cause Cushing's syndrome.
The diagnosis is done by testing the steroid hormone levels (cortisol) usually at 8 am and midnight or (8pm).