Originally Posted by case1
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!!!