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Posted by Miesha Swain on January 18, 2019 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

 How are you? I am trying to get pregnant in the near future, but I am still bleeding profusely since December 16, 2018. I am not sure how I am going to get pregnant with this heavy flow. I am going through the process of discussing things with my doctor. I am planning on doing the Artificial Insemination way. It's so frustrating going through this.

Not a Beginner but need help

Posted by Shweta on January 16, 2019 at 4:56am 0 Comments

I have had PCOS from the very beginning of my puberty. I never had normal periods. I had myself checked at around age 13 when I had to be admitted because I bled straight for 17 days and had lost lots of blood. I had talked progesterone and estrogen pills and the pills for 21 days every month but it dint help. Instead it caused me to have no periods at all.i am 23 years old now and It's been 8 months since I last had my periods. It's really frustrating because I don't want to take pills . I… Continue


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2019 PCOS Advocacy Day

Be a part of history on Mach 6-7th. Join PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association for the second annual PCOS Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

PCOS Advocacy Day is a two-day PCOS Challenge event in Washington, D.C. where the country's leading PCOS patient advocates, supporters, celebrities, healthcare providers, researchers, community and industry partners unite on Capitol Hill to meet with members of the U.S. Congress to urge them to increase federal funding for PCOS research and to support policies that improve quality of care and health outcomes for individuals with PCOS.

This two-day event is an opportunity to:
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  3. Make the case for why more must be done now to advance PCOS research and care

PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is planning its event calendar for 2019. If you would like to help bring more PCOS programs to your area and be the first to know about upcoming PCOS Challenge conferences, walks and advocacy events, please fill out our program request form.


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Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary 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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Join 50,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the cause for women and girls with Polycystic Ovary 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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PCOS Success Stories

A place for women with PCOS to share their success stories.
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Started by Chelsea McClean in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Jess Smith Apr 7, 2018. 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 Ariel Luna Dec 26, 2018. 9 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 Anna Bella Jan 3. 8 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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