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Question PCOS - June 16th 2013, 05:50 AM

Does anyone here have PCOS?

So first of all, i've known for a long time i have hair on my breats. And today i looked it up to see if it was normal. And i kept seeing people say like they have little amounts like 5-10 strands. But i have a lot... and i noticed comments about PCOS. So i searched that up, and i saw the symptoms and everything, and it made me feel like i have it.
1. I a lot of have hair on my chest, arms, etc
2. I have a lot of weight in my middle section (i'm not overweight though)
3. My hair has been thinning the past few years
4. I've experienced anxiety
5. I have a family history of Diabetes
6. I have family members that are overweight

So i have a few questions for anyone that has it.
1. How do you deal with it? Does it affect your daily life?
2. How is it treated?
3. Should i see my doctor soon? Would a health clinic be fine? (my mom doesn't like taking me to the doctor)
4. Is there a cure?

I rather not get any links. Reading them scares me. lol
All advice is appreciated
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Re: PCOS - June 19th 2013, 03:57 PM

I would definitely see a doctor about this, it sounds like things can be worked out and such but I really don't know that much about it, only did a quick search on it. Hope things go well!
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Re: PCOS - June 20th 2013, 09:31 AM

Hey there,

I don't personally have it but I would suggest seeing your doctor about it. That way they can tell you if you do have it and can sort out any treatment for you and help you in anyway you can.
I really hope you can get it sorted!

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Re: PCOS - June 24th 2013, 01:45 AM

I have PCOS.. You definitley should talk to your doctor about it.. They may want to run some bloodwork to check your hormone levels, because it could be PCOS or your testosterone (or androgen) levels could just be a little high, or any other number of things. Usually with PCOS your periods are irregular or non-existent though, which is something to consider.

1. It doesn't really affect my daily life.. There wasn't much to deal with other than treating it.. Although there is a chance of infertility with some peopel who have it, so I suppose when I'm older that could possibly be problematic.
2. Medications.. Typically an oral contraceptive. (Birth Control.. The hormones in it are used to counter the PCOS.)
3. You could go to a health clinic, but they may just send you to a Gynecologist or Endocrinologist.. Those are two types of doctors who deal a lot with the hormones involved in PCOS. I went to a gyn, but my endocrine (I have other endocrine disorders as well) primarily manages mine.
4. It goes away in some people, others not.. it just depends.

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