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hi all i was 18 when i was told that i have PCOS and now that i am 20 i am really scard on what is going to happen if i might nit have children when i am older i was told the other day that they migh…

Posted by megan Phelan wylie on November 16, 2018 at 7:29am 0 Comments

hi all i was 18 when i was told that i have PCOS and now that i am 20 i am really scard on what is going to happen if i might nit have children when i am older i was told the other day that they might have to remove one of them and it has me really up set about what could i do if this does happen i do what children when i am older but that might not happen now any advice you can give to me to deal with this news as my self and my family are quite angry about this 

thank you 


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Posted by Lynae on October 26, 2018 at 8:32pm 0 Comments

I am looking to start a weekly PCOS support group! I am just outside of Los Angeles toward Pasadena. Let's make new friends and support each other! Pm me for details!!


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PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15% of women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition. PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and the most common endocrine disorder in younger women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.

The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS.


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PCOS Challenge, Inc. is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the cause for women and girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, serving over 50,000 members. We touch the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, and education and awareness initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, we've helped many women find answers that have helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.


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Started by Chelsea McClean in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Jess Smith Apr 7. 50 Replies

I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few months back, it came to my attention because I have a lot of dark facial hair and also hair everywhere else! This is so embarrassing and has got me really down,…Continue

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Femara success stories?

Started by Samantha Drabner in Medications for PCOS. Last reply by Jessy Vance Jul 30. 8 Replies

On second month of Femara. My blood test for the first month showed I ovulated. So hopefully I can get pregnant.


Started by Kara Robertson in Introductions. Last reply by Nana Aba Mensah Nov 27, 2017. 7 Replies

Hello, my name is Kara and i was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 months ago. I have struggled with this diagnosis and still now i have not accepting it. It was along process before i was diagnosed and…Continue

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New to this whole thing...literally.

Started by Kirstie Hunt in Motivation. Last reply by Lauren A Morris Feb 6, 2017. 7 Replies

I started taking anti depressants about 3 years ago, and then was finally diagnosed with pcos a year ago after being told over and over by my doctor it wasn't that on top of everything else. Well,…Continue


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