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

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2008 at 12:39 AM
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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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AlyKen
by on Nov. 24, 2008 at 10:25 AM

An OB who used to work in the practice I use thought I might have this. Unfortunately, he's no longer with them so I may night get diagnosed.

Alyssa 30
Married DH 05/14/05
Adopted beagle Charlie 06/05
Logan born 09/26/08, born 6 weeks early and spent 13 days in the NICU
lasombrs
by Group Owner on Nov. 24, 2008 at 12:15 PM

The ER thinks I have PCOS becasue of my ovarian cysts, and what I thought was just being a hairy latina. But I don't have health insurance so no one wants to diganois me completely and put something in writing that could hurt me later.

Sara (24) Scott(35) *Angels~ Mc 10/31/07 9 weeks, MC 09/05/08 7 weeks TTC baby #1 :(

mommystar3
by on Mar. 15, 2009 at 11:43 PM

bump for new members

Viperkaylin
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Except for a few of the symptoms (hair thinning, skin tags, and high blood pressure) this explains me to a T. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2007 and it really sucks cuz there is nothing they can do to cure it. However, if you are diagnosed they do have treatments that can help when TTC. My doctor told me it's one of the things they talk about first when a woman goes in for infertility problems. They ask about those symptoms and if you have a bunch of them they do the tests.

 






HKittyCrzy
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 1:48 AM

i have PCOS.

mrsary
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 2:44 AM

i have most of those symptoms but still conceived. don't know if i will miscarry though.

babybug381
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 9:19 AM

i also have pcos

kaelva
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I have PCOS.  My husband and I tried for a year and a half to have our son who's now three and we tried another year and a half to get pregnant but I just miscarried (just as in still bleeding from it).

JaxsMommy182
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I have never heard of PCOS.  What does it stand for?  I have a couple of those things listed there, but not too many.  Thanks for the info though, I always like learning new medical things because you just never know!!! 









 
    




 





JaxsMommy182
by on Mar. 16, 2009 at 9:40 AM


Quoting kaelva:

I have PCOS.  My husband and I tried for a year and a half to have our son who's now three and we tried another year and a half to get pregnant but I just miscarried (just as in still bleeding from it).


I am so sorry for your loss.









 
    




 





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