What is PCOS?

What is PCOS? I really don’t know.

Answer #1

pcos sucks. believe me, I have it. I was diagnosed when I was 19. always going to the doctor to have my blood levels checked sucks. having tests done make sure I dont get heart disease, diabetes, or cancer from it suck. oh and the infertility thing sucks the most. since I was diagnosed so young( I’m now 24)I absolutely have to do fertility treatment. luck to me, I’ve been dating the same guy since I was 19 and he knows all about what im going to have to do (fertility wise)

Answer #2

it is a disease, which because it is a syndrome, effects every woman who has it in different ways. Weight gain and irregular menses are probably the top symptoms. why or how it is caused is unknown but it could lead to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and infertility. I know. I have it and it sucks… especially the infertility part- when I read that for the first time, I was heart broken.

Answer #3

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

It is the most common female endocrine (hormonal) disorder and is characterized by multiple abnormal ovarian cysts. Most ovarian cysts are harmless, fluid-filled sacs containing immature eggs that attach to the ovaries. But multiple cysts, with a typical appearance of “a string of pearls” or “pearl necklace”, are a hallmark of PCOS. An estimated 5-10% of women of childbearing age are affected by PCOS and it is one of the leading causes of infertility. Post-menopausal women can also suffer from PCOS.

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