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Have any of these symptoms?....... It may be PCOS

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·        Irregular periods or no periods

·        Painful or unusually heavy or light periods

·        Irregular or absent ovulation

·        Hirsutism (hair on face, stomach, thighs, arms, breasts, etc.)

·        Alopecia (thinning hair or male pattern baldness)

·        High blood pressure

·        Infertility PCOS is the #1 cause

       ** although many women with pcos still get pregnant

       high incidence of miscarriages

·        Obesity (especially around the stomach)

       *** although thin women can have it also

·        Difficulty losing weight

·        Insulin resistance or hypoglycemia

·        Fatigue

·        Depression or SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

·        Mood swings, some women report feelings of anger or aggression

·        Acne

·        Ovarian cysts

·        Skin tags

·        Acanthosis nigricans (dark skin patches, often found on the nape of the neck, groin, under breasts)

·        High cholesterol levels

·        Decreased sex drive

·        Excess "male" hormones, such as androgens, DHEAS, or testosterone

 

      Symptoms vary widely and it seems no two women have the exact same list of symptoms. If you think you may have PCOS, please see a doctor for a diagnosis. Don't be afraid to seek a second opinion, PCOS is notoriously under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed. If your doctor does not listen to your concerns, please find another doctor. So often I hear from women who have gone undiagnosed or untreated for years because their doctors would not listen to their concerns.

by on Nov. 24, 2008 at 12:39 AM
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babylove5207
by on Jan. 17, 2010 at 2:04 AM

what is it exactly i have sum of the symptoms and i just lost my baby at 22 weex n it took 4evr to concieve if i did or do have it how do u cure it i need more info msg me please

praying4babi825
by on Apr. 18, 2010 at 1:20 PM

 I have PCOS

ToriBabe1221
by on Jun. 2, 2010 at 9:01 AM
So hair in those places is not normal for a woman?
amyjane22
by on Jul. 20, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I have many of these symptoms, but my obgyn tested me for pcos and it came back negative. 

NewMommie2008
by on Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:19 AM

Sounds like I got some of it..this may be a stupied question im sorry if it is..does your OBGYN dignouse u with it or another one? im sorry new to everything..

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
lasombrs
by Group Owner on Jun. 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM
i think so. They may do an ultrasound or ct scan at a hospital though


Quoting NewMommie2008:

Sounds like I got some of it..this may be a stupied question im sorry if it is..does your OBGYN dignouse u with it or another one? im sorry new to everything..


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sml36
by on Jun. 15, 2011 at 7:09 AM
Does anyone know how it is diagnosed?
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lasombrs
by Group Owner on Jun. 15, 2011 at 7:42 AM
mine was by ct scan and then ultrasound. They thought my appendix was going to burst but it was several cysts rupturing. I was at the er though and dont have insurance or a personal dr.


Quoting sml36:

Does anyone know how it is diagnosed?

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