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PCOS & Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Lauren A Morris on May 12, 2017 at 11:28am 13 Comments

I have done a lot of research over the last year about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Bariatric Surgery. From what I understand, it does relieve a great deal of symptoms in cases of morbid obesity and can restore fertility in otherwise infertile patients. It is not a cure…



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What You Should Know About Endometriosis

Mary Lou Ballweg, Executive Director of the Endometriosis Association, discusses the signs, symptoms and treatment options for endometriosis. PCOS View More

PCOS Diva / PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant

PCOS Challenge and PCOS Diva announce Confidence Grant to help girls and women with hair and skin issues related to polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS View More

Surviving Divorce, PCOS and Infertility

Divorce and Fertility Coach Kristen Darcy discusses the various aspects of divorce and how to survive the process and aftereffects intact. PCOS View More


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PCOS Awareness Weekend - Why Patients and
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Registration for the PCOS Awareness Weekend in Orlando, Florida is now open! It will be an incredible weekend of knowledge, empowerment, support and amazing opportunities to learn from world leading experts on PCOS! Events will include the PCOS Awareness Symposium and PCOS Challenge 5K Run-Walk. Mark your calendars now and be sure to attend the country's biggest events dedicated to education and raising funds and awareness to help fight Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

May 17, 2018 went down in history as the first PCOS Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association was honored to put on the event. Thank you to everyone who traveled from near and far to attend the event as well as all those who sent in constituent letters and who signed up to meet with their members of Congress in their home district offices.


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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 nearly 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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Relationships and PCOS

This group if for discussing about how PCOS affects our relationships with others. Support and share with each other.



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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