PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome is a pain in the butt to have. I wasn't diagnosed until I was trying for our second child. My symptoms are; Acne (age 32), over weight especially in the butt/stomach area, fatigue, cysts, no periods. Others have other symptoms but its a fertility killer as well. Some people get pregnant while they have PCOS but others have a really hard time. The only cure is a hystorectomy. PCOS also can give you a higher chance of heart disease (heart attacks etc), strokes and other major health problems.
I read and learned about PCOS on the Mayo Clinics website. Its the best one yet. To get diagnosed, I had to do an ultrasound to find the cysts. I average approx 12-20 cysts per ovary and when they pop, I'm doubled in pain and I cannot move.
at 9:43 AM on May. 4, 2010