So you may be asking yourself the question. What is PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? When first diagnosed I asked myself the same thing over and over again.
PCOS ~ a common female endocrine disorder affecting approximately 5%-10% of women in the reproductive age (12-45 years of age) and is thought to be one of the leading causes of infertility.
This is the answer that I received and did not find very comforting. I guess you could say that it did not sit well with me at first. I continued to do my research to find out as much about this as I possibly could. After all you want to be able to tell the person that you fall in love with that you may not be able to bear him children and why, right.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
So I dreaded going to see the Endocrinologist for as long as I had the appointment. Going in I really wasn't sure what he was going to tell me or even why I was having to go see him. After all my Dr had given me the birth control pills that would help with my menstrual cycle. I wasn't even remotely ready to have a baby so I didn't need to find out anything else about what was going on inside of me. Boy was I wrong.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
About 9 years ago I was diagnosed with something called PCOS. This stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. At the time I was 20 years old and I been dealing with very sporadic menstrual cycles and no answer as to why. So finally my doctor at the time decide to do some testing. There was a complete blood panel done, ultrasounds, and biopsies. Finally finding out that I had PCOS. I was then told that this would affect me having children. Well at the time I was like most 20 year olds and didn't really stress about that. The only treatment for PCOS is birth control and this really only keeps your periods regular. So the Dr gave me the choice of birth control or some type of medication that could help me get pregnant. I opted for the birth control.