Thursday, January 13, 2011

Learning you have PCOS

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.

Here is pictures of normal ovaries and polycystic ovaries;

I was told that I needed to see a specialist regarding the PCOS to do even further testing. So I followed the Dr's orders and made an appointment to see a Endocrinologist.

After going to the Dr, I did my fair share of research on exactly what PCOS is and how it was going to affect me (more on this at a later date). After researching for a few days I kind of put it in the back of my mind and just started to live my life as I was before finding out I had this and just waited to learn anymore until I went to the specialist. I will report on this in my next blog.

Hope you all enjoyed,

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