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Old 09-02-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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teen with pcos

hi, i'm new to this site and trying to help a teen girl i work with. she has been diagnosed as having pcos, she says her docs are very short with her, "lose weight and this will end", i believe there is more to this than that.she is slightly overweight, but nothing major, has a lot of facial hair, and never gets her period. they said she has high levels of testosterone and after doing ultrasound, it revealed cysts on her ovaries. the docs say she may never have kids. what a thing for a young girl to hear. there has to be some answers. i told her i would try to help her, she is very upset over this, any thoughts on what she should do? thank you

 
Old 09-02-2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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First advice is this..... find a different doctor IMMEDIATELY!!!!! Doctors are not all the same. Also I wrote a response to Kitten Paws and it covers a lot more info than just the doctors crap of lose weight. That is stupid. Read mine I have had this since I was 10, when I started my periods. How old is the young girl??? Tell her not to feel so bad. I am now 27 so I have been dealing with this for 17 years. I can let her know some of the things that I have done to help myself and also how I have coped with the frustration and depression with the rudeness and stupidity of some doctors. But make sure to read my response to Kitten Paws, it covers a lot of the things that she should have checked that can help.

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #3
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I would get a second opinion. My daughter had cysts OUTside her ovaries. They were able to drain them and remove them without dealing with the ovaries themselves. OK, she is overweight, ok she is a smoker. She had them out at age 18. She said she has felt small ones pop. My other daughter has a friend who is sssskkkkkkkiiiiinnnnnyyyyy. She had them too. So weight doesn't always factor into it. The important thing is to get the cysts drained and removed. The one my daughter had was there for several years and once we checked into it, it had become 10 cc. That's roughly the size of a new baby's head in circumference. That was the size across. It wasn't that big all over. They made an incision just above both of her hips and drained it and pulled it out. Recovery was relatively fast and not that painful.

 
Old 09-29-2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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I too went through the same thing when I was diagnosed. I was going to this specialist and all he said was.. lose weight and it will stop.. then we would spend the rest of the 30 min slot talking aboput anything other than pcos... Yes.. losing weight will help with it, but its not the cure.. i dont care what any dr. says.. I have lost weight and still having problems with it. As for your friend having the facial hair, talk to her abpout asking her dr. about vanique. It worked wonders for me... I would also tell her oto do her own research on PCOS.. thats how i found out my info... the dr.s didnt help me at all... And as for having kids... My cousin, who also has PCOS, was also told that she will never have kids, and now have a baby girl who is 2 and a baby boy who is 3 months... So tell her not to worry about the kids deal right now... worry about it when it comes.. There are plenty of things they can do for that in the long run.

 
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hi, i'm new to this site and trying to help a teen girl i work with. she has been diagnosed as having pcos, she says her docs are very short with her, "lose weight and this will end", i believe there is more to this than that.she is slightly overweight, but nothing major, has a lot of facial hair, and never gets her period. they said she has high levels of testosterone and after doing ultrasound, it revealed cysts on her ovaries. the docs say she may never have kids. what a thing for a young girl to hear. there has to be some answers. i told her i would try to help her, she is very upset over this, any thoughts on what she should do? thank you
First and foremost..........she needs to get a new doctor. She should go to a specialist, preferable an Endocrinologist or even a Reproductive Endocrinologist. I know that she probably isn't planning on having children now, but since infertility often runs hand in hand with PCOS, seeing an RE wouldn't be a bad idea if she does plan on having children someday.

Weight loss does NOT cure PCOS. As a matter of fact, NOTHING can cure PCOS. Sometimes losing weight can make controlling PCOS easier, but does NOT cure it.

As for children..........you will find many women on here, myself included, who have PCOS and children!!! It is not impossible. Many of us, again myself included, have experienced infertility, but infertility oftentimes can be overcome!

Do your friend a big favor.............and introduce her to these boards. I have been a part of these boards for quite some time, and there is no better place to go for advice. In my experience with doctors, their info is oftentimes biased. They're trying to make money. They're trying to introduce drugs for pharmaceutical companies............so you cannot always trust that the info they're giving you is fact. You can't go wrong with these boards................talking with people who have walked in your shoes is far more comforting than talking with someone who hasn't been there. Also the people on these boards are living proof that her doctor is wrong!!!

 
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