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Things I've Been Told By Doctors Who Don't Understand PCOS

Posted by Nicole M. on August 20, 2015 at 7:39am 1 Comment

I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005, which I managed successfully with birth control until 2012. Since then, I've lost 38 pounds and started trying to have a baby with my husband. Here are some of the ridiculous things I've heard from the 3-4 doctors I've visited:

  • "Your body isn't a machine. You can't expect to menstruate regularly."
  • "Surely your cycle wasn't 52 days -- you must've skipped one somehwere."
  • "Don't worry about tracking your cycles or using…


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Dr Daniel Dumesic Much of the information about PCOS focuses on weight loss,
but what if you are a lean woman with PCOS?

Dr. Daniel Dumesic joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about lean women with PCOS. Dr. Dumesic is Professor and Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 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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