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Old 11-25-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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I Have Been Diagnosed With Pcos

Hi

I Have Been Diagnose With Pcos.i Have Serch The Internet And I Am More Confuse About It Now Than What I Was When I Started.

Can Anyone Tell Me How Having Pcos Is Going To Affect My Life As I Am Only 22 And Worried Of What Will Happen With Having This Condition

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Margaret

 
Old 01-06-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: I Have Been Diagnosed With Pcos

hey margaret,
i was 17 when i was diagnosed and it is very confusing and a bit scary. i have to say most of the people i know (and there are a lot of us) haven't been terribly affected. it's more of an annoyance than anything else.

it's different for all of us, one friend hardly ever gets a period, maybe one every 8 months or so, while i bleed for weeks at a time if i'm not taking a high dose estrogen pill.

everyone i know has trouble managing their weight, although with metformin and regular exercise and a low glycaemic index diet, it's not too bad and will probably make us healthier in the long run than our peers.

the acne etc tends to get better with metformin or the pill.

most people are really worried about what this might mean for having kids, but again, most of the people i've come across (and i work in a hospital where it's quite a common condition) have succeded in getting pregnant when they've tried. some have needed medical help, but only one had to go as far as IVF.

there is an increased risk of certain diseases like some cancers and diabetes, but again, you're probably in a better position than a lot of other young women because you'll be educated on what warning signs to look for and monitored regularly by your GP.

the best advice i can give is find a good GP and a good endocrinologist, spend some time working out what's best for you, e.g., diet and exercise, medication etc then just go with it. you'll be fine.

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: I Have Been Diagnosed With Pcos

Im a 29 yr old female diagnosed yesterday PCOS and Im confused also. I was diagnosed as insulin resistant 3 months ago and Ive lost some weight around my midsection which was the reason I went to get blood work done at first, I work out 4-5 times a week and my weight wouldnt change. I also bleed in between periods and have pain around left ovary alot. I finally had a sonogram yesterday and saw the pcos on screen but Im so confused because in all the studies people with pcos have thickening of the uterine wall but my Dr. put me on estrogen because my uterine wall was so thin and had a few spots almost see through. I also am wondering will the pcos turn to cancer? I had over 50 little cysts on my ovaries, all I got when I left the office was a pamphlet on how to control diet which I already do with being insulin resistant and a prescription to take estrogen to stengthen my uterine lining but doesnt estrogen also cause cancer?

 
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