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5 Must-Know Facts about PCOS

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most commonly diagnosed -- and most commonly misunderstood -- hormone disorders among biological females. Here are five important facts everyone should know about what causes PCOS and how it affects the body. Sources: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.html#h http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/news/2012/10/dunaif_pcos.html http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/pcos-an-infertility-issue-that-is-little-understood/?_r=0 http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/october/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100202141310.htm http://www.bmj.com/content/338/bmj.a2968 SMNTY PODCAST ON PCOS: http://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/podcasts/what-is-polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ Share this on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Hj7AtM Share this on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/veTdh Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1l8JXv3 On the web: http://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/momstuffpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StuffMomNeverToldYou Google+: http://bit.ly/1kNchOQ Tumblr: http://stuffmomnevertoldyou.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/stuffmomnevertoldyou# Join Cristen to get down to the business of being a woman and all the Stuff Mom Never Told You about bodies, boys and the female brain.
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Silas Lovering (1 day ago)
thank you for including trans men with this :)
Magaly Calixto (11 days ago)
I was diagnose with PCOS since I was 15yrs I am now 31 but my PCOS is not as normal as I have read on most of the comments I wish it was a little smoother like you guys but unfortunately the worst system I have is the pain I get. And yes most women will not get cyst in there ovarys but I do and I hate it. There are times my cyst gets as big as a golf ball or like the recent one I had the size of an orange.I am luck my ovarys have not ripped and thats do to the concent stretching it gets. No medication worked for me in fact it made it worst for me and I became very ill. Exercise as well never works for me I can drop to 120 lb and within a month I will drastically go right back 190 my PCOS has been the words thing I had to deal with my whole life and dealing with the fact when I was 15 I had all the doctors didn't want to diagnose me I was still a virgin at the time and they kept telling my mother there's no way I can go through this because I was a virgin that I must be lying. When I was 22 years old I was told that I was never going to have children that but that it was impossible for me to get a hysterectomy because I never had children so I have dealt with a lot then at the age of 25 I finally was pregnant with my daughter I had a very rough pregnancy a very rough life or death childbirth my daughter has a heart condition her aorta is actually in the opposite side than what it's normally supposed to be at and all of this but even though she had a heart condition and she was repaired for it and I still take my precautions with her she is the most healthiest little girl in the world and I do have to thank God for that I don't blame my PCOS on her condition I'm blessed to have her I do got to say if there's ever any doctors that tell you you will never have children don't ever believe it's not true yes I went to multiple miscarriages I can literally tell you I lost count of how many miscarriages I had but I can say for doctors not knowing and I'm going to say this not knowing what PCOS is cuz they still don't know how it works still don't know how it happens why does it happen or any of that how to cure it they still assume it's nothing but I am sorry to say this but it is something I have to dealing with this since I was 15 and the older I get the more painful it gets I have tried and I have seen so many ob-gyns so many OBGYN surgeons and the only thing they have said to me that is a possibility that the pain will stop. The frustration that I go through. The depression will stop is to get a hysterectomy but once again I'm only 31 years old with one child they say they're not allowed to operate on me because of that the only way they will operate me is if it becomes a life-and-death situation so how many times do I have to end up in the hospital because I finally got my period And I bled so much that I needed a transfusion or assist erupted in my stomach and it dropped me to my knees where my ovary got infected those are all life that situation those are all situations that I may die from but yet to this day they will not do a hysterectomy because I am 31 years old with only one child so they consider me still young that I can have multiple trials they say but remember they told me before I was never going to have children well because of that is not a life-and-death situation but yet I can still die from everything I just said I'm sorry to be a Debbie Downer to most of you who are reading this but this is what I go through with my PCOS and like I said in the beginning of this comment I wish my PCOS was as smooth as most of you ladies here but mine's ain't mines is the worst PCOS I have ever gone through and I really wish it could just stop
S. Sam (12 days ago)
i just got diagnosed with pcos today :(
makella marie (15 days ago)
Hey guys! I just started a channel to help me get through my fitness goals with PCOS. I would love it if you guys checked it out and gave me some tips!
Annemette møller (22 days ago)
Anyone Else feeling dissy and or sleepy with pcos? Or rare feelings of being close to faint?
goth boyfriend (2 months ago)
hey don't say "biological females". that's ugly. it feels like a slap in the face as a trans man watching this video trying to learn about PCOS because i think it's something i likely have and should bring up to my doctor. i'd also like to mention that trans people ARE our genders. i have a male body, sure it's a trans male body (and therefore makes me uncomfortable and causes dysphoria) but it's still a male body because i'm a man and i live in it.
SuperSamoo (2 months ago)
I have PCOS but in fact I’m skinny and trying to but on more weight what should I do 😭
PCOS Sisterhood (2 months ago)
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Bekah Brooks (2 months ago)
I had a transvaginal ultrasound in February and my dr emailed me saying I was in the clear. I went back today and a different dr told me that I had a lot of cysts on my ovaries and that was the cause of my problems. If my dr had told me six months ago that I had cysts I could already be diagnosed and I could have started to manage. I started crying in the dr office for finally having a diagnosis and finally knowing that I wasn't crazy and this pain wasn't normal. I'm just waiting for the blood results to come back before an official diagnosis
Staar Bright (2 months ago)
I have PCOS I hope they find a cure for it
Miracle D (2 months ago)
I have been diagnosed 6 months ago I plan to make lifestyle changes rather than using medication. I plan to put pregnancy last even though I want a child but only god knows when it's that time
jazzy Angel (3 months ago)
I have a lot of hair growth on chin and basically everywhere but I get that from my grandmas ... but my period takes forever to come... I’m so concerned...
Alexandria Eilers (3 months ago)
I suffer from pcos
Sierra Stapleton (3 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 9/10 years old and I am now 15. I have had some issues regarding my weight, but I am now putting off weight (which I'm thankful for). My menstrual cycle is irregular, for the most part, but it has been regulating without the use of birth control or hormonal medicine except for my thyroid medicine.
Sharon Gutierrez (3 months ago)
I fallen into a Big depression. I have had severe acne since I was 15 due to pcos and I’m almost 30. It’s really hard to deal with pcos sometimes.
Shelby Lynn (3 months ago)
Had an mri that says I have polycystic ovaries but I don’t seem to have any of the physical symptoms. Only thing was that I had irregular periods and some acne when I was younger. Other than that I’m Lean, no acne, no excess hair. What gives?
Kristina Xo-Ox (4 months ago)
this is why I love YouTube, you learn things everyday ,now it completely makes sense for everything that's been going on with me.... everything... unfortunately I've never been diagnosed because I hate doctors... but it's good to know , there's a lot of help out there available thanx to such great resources like YouTube and social media and thank you for bringing this to my attention.
jaynee ojeda (4 months ago)
I never heard about this before today. Thanks for the info!
rose queen (4 months ago)
I may have PCOS but I'm not 100% sure, I'm getting checked out by a GP soon
Sem Ragn (5 months ago)
There is currently no cure for PCOS. And it does not go away on its own. Even after menopause, women with PCOS often continue to have high levels of androgens as well as insulin resistance. Diet Instructions for PCOS women include. Eat the right kind of food. Consume vitamin C-rich food by eating plenty of fruits like orange, lemon, sweet lime, grape fruit, and grapes. Alcohol and smoking is a big NO. Eat wholegrain foods instead of processed, refined foods such as wheat flour. Avoid cakes, pastries, junk food, colas, jams and pickles. While there are some medications, including birth control pills, that can help with symptoms. Many women still have to deal with the effects of PCOS on their own. So Britt Hanlon I do understand the problem that you have been through. I was in the same situation too. Till when I got help from Bio tex clinic. And I can now say that I am a proud mother.
Gabriela Carisa (5 months ago)
I have PCOS too and to keep me sane I like to make this french toast that is suitable for PCOS, perfect whenever I crave for something sweet and delicious. Hope this might help you guys who need it! https://youtu.be/zh2UsuXYDAA
Tori Astara (5 months ago)
just found out i have this ...
Virgo Mermaid (5 months ago)
Ugh my dr said because I have had two accidental pregnancies (my blessings) I can’t have it but my third dr to help with my acne and irregular periods diagnosed me, I’m doing hormone therapy because my acne and depression. But omg I’m 24 and have been suffering since my early teens! My life could’ve been greatly improved if helped earlier
Madison Elaine (5 months ago)
Got diagnosed when I was 12 :/
Sem Ragn (6 months ago)
I do agree with you dear. Personally I have been struggling with PCOS too. But I decided to go for IVF in Bio tex clinic instead of IUI. For many couples, IUI is the first step in treatment. Because it's less invasive and less expensive than other assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments, such as IVF. Couples with male fertility problems have an easier time conceiving through IUI. Success rates depend on a couple's fertility problem and age. Studies have found that for couples with unexplained infertility, the pregnancy rate for each natural IUI cycle is about 4 to 5 percent. And when fertility drugs are used. The pregnancy rate is about 7 to 16 percent. The success of IUI depends on several factors. If a couple has the IUI procedure performed each month. Success rates may reach as high as 20% per cycle depending on variables such as female age, the reason for infertility, and whether fertility drugs were used, among other variables.
MbseedM (6 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS yesterday. Not surprised, I knew something was up and I hadn't seen a gyno in 10 years (no insurance) so I paid everything out of pockets and did all the tests to figure out what was up with me. No wonder I was addicted to exercising and eating healthy because it mitigated the symptoms. Once I stopped working out in October, everything went to hell.
Nancy Romero (6 months ago)
Did I hear her right? Trans gender ppl have PCOS? Like that is what makes them become trans? Girls turning into guys or guys turning into girls? Girls truning to guys I can totally see that. I hate PCOS!!!
Tenacious Transit (6 months ago)
I have PCOS, birth control pills only made me spot blood. Alkaline water helps and it’s more natural with a PH of 7+ , AND I got my period after two days of drinking only alkaline water and I bled super super heavy like I was 15 again. I had it since I was 16 and didn’t know it until I was 20. Also I have dark patches on both sides of my cheeks, a light mustache (which appeared a year ago) & I barely ever get my period , I’m depressed all the time but I’m fighting each day 🤞🏾
Rachel Eyles (6 months ago)
i'm 15 and i got diagnosed with this condition when i was 14 my experience with it was extreme abdominal pain and very irregular cycles my whole entire ovary was covered in cysts and one actually burst causing me to not be able to move or even sit up for 5 hours. i was in the hospital with it for 4 days and i finally got a diagnoses on day 3 the worst thing was they weren't allowed to give me pain killers because i was in the ward and they couldn't give out medication so i was there just screaming in agony and at first they thought it was my appendix! i now can't do sports with balls in it because if i get hit it triggers an attack putting me to the ground in 30 minutes flat. i have to get scans every month now to make sure no other ones burst but really it's simple to live with to me personally although i do also have autism so it doesn't affect me too much as long as i don't get hit in the stomach or pressed too hard as it aggravates it a fair bit like that
Callisy Edita (6 months ago)
There are many things that are misunderstood about PCOS. I am glad that you have decided to highlight theme here. So that people will get to know more about this problem. I was once in a similar case before. I really never had a clear picture of how the problem really is like. But when I went for my medication in Bio tex clinic. I got to learn some other new facts. Perhaps I can share them here for others to see too. Not all women who have PCOS are insulin-resistant or diabetic. PCOS is a leading cause in infertility and menstrual irregularity. Five to seven million of the female population have PCOS. Less than twenty-five percent of women with PCOS have been diagnosed. Between thirty to forty percent of women may experience insulin resistance. I know others will be surprised. Like the way I did the first time I came across them. But they are purely true.
Dream List (6 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS litterally today. I cried for 30 mins. All I’ve dreamed my whole life is to have children. I’m just scared this won’t be an option anymore. I’m 16 and yes I’m too young to worry about this. I’m scared I’ll never be the mother I’ve always wanted to be. So if anyone could help with any advice with my mental state or anything please let me know.
maria papa (2 months ago)
You'll be a mother don't worry just make sure you take care of yourself. You should find out what kind of pcos you have and what hormones are irregular. There are plenty of herbal treatments out there too.
JazHerrera (6 months ago)
Currently have pcos, it sucks!!! Im 21 and was diagnosed with it when i was 19. And now it has gotten a little out of hand..periods are flowing every other week..yea..not fun! And just to be safe, decided to get back on birth control for some help..now i need to exercise. Being a broke college student doesnt help sometimes when you want to always buy healthy meals to make..i do appreciate the advice in these comments! Lets get healthy together
Camille Nanjala (6 months ago)
This video is so true. Personally I have been through a similar scenario. I had to move from one clinic to another for me to get the correct diagnosis in Bio tex clinic. Many people may mistake it with other disorders which makes it difficult to find the reason of your infertility. The symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are a big part of what makes this chronic disease so confusing. Not only do they differ from woman to woman. But many symptoms, such as fatigue, weight gain, and irregular or painful periods mimic those of many other diseases. Some women with the condition may show no symptoms at all. Because of this. Many women with PCOS are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed until symptoms become more severe or obvious to the right doctor.
G (7 months ago)
Some oral contraceptives can cause ovarian cysts!! "There is an increased risk of ovarian cysts, perhaps up to 30%." Reference 1. "Ovarian cysts that might twist or break" Reference 2. Norethindrone or Norethisterone, POP or POCP, Mini-Pill This is almost never listed as a side effect. Look under "Warnings" in your Product Insert for this paragraph. "2. Delayed Follicular Atresia/Ovarian CystsIf follicular development occurs, atresia of the follicle is sometimes delayed and the follicle may continue to grow beyond the size it would attain in a normal cycle. Generally these enlarged follicles disappear spontaneously. Often they are asymptomatic; in some cases they are associated with mild abdominal pain. Rarely they may twist or rupture, requiring surgical intervention." References "Progestogen-only Contraceptive PillAuthored by Dr Mary Harding, 24 Nov 2014...Norethisterone 350 micrograms ......Disadvantages of a progestogen-only contraceptive pill (compared with a combined oral contraceptive pill)*..."There is an increased risk of ovarian cysts, perhaps up to 30%. They are usually reversible and do not require operation."..."*Contraception - progestogen-only methods; NICE CKS, June 2012 (UK access only)https://patient.info/doctor/progestogen-only-contraceptive-pill-pro Professional Reference articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use.  Note:UK translation - Progestogen=Progestin, Norethisterone=Norethindrone "Norethindrone (By mouth)...Warnings...Ovarian cysts that might twist or break..."https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011445/?report=details PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Marina Sapiano (7 months ago)
Hello i am only 13 but I have PCOS was diagnosed in January. I dont eat any added sugar no white flour only whole wheat no Starchy foods and barely any carbs!!! I hate going through this. It has not ran in the family and I am the first to experience. It’s challenging to be in secondary school and never being able to eat with friends or anything because you don’t want to explain PCOS to a boy but periods or illnesses shouldn’t be an ashamed topic and people need to be more open and help other women battle these
Sharlize Hendricks (7 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the beginning of 2017 and was 23 at the time. I actually self diagnosed myself before seeing multiple doctors and later a gynaecologist. It have come to terms with it and I love that hormone therapy helped with my periods. Because I had erratic periods and it would go away for 7 months and then I'd bleed for like 4 months on one non-stop . I think my biggest concern is that I am insulin resistant and apparently was born as such. So managing my weight is my biggest concern
Princess BLARITY (7 months ago)
You can lose weight with PCOS! Its a common symptom that you gain weight with the condition but that didnt stop me.I lost 30 pounds after being diagnosed with it again(ugh) I still have a long ways to go .If you want to lose the weight and you know you have pcos GO FOR IT! it might take you a while for the pounds to drop but its totally worth it Dont let PCOS stop you from being healthy and happy!
Megan Jungmann (7 months ago)
I am 31 years old, and have just been diagnosed with PCOS. One of the things that PCOS also does is prevents you from ovulating. So if you are trying to get pregnant, like my husband and I are, then you may need to consult a doctor. I have been given some meds to regulate my ovulation. We'll see how it works...
a nice girl (8 months ago)
Thank you. I have never heard of it but I think I have it.
Vicki Snell (8 months ago)
https://youtu.be/qz4V_oNoclY It has to do with Monsanto and their sprays on our food, thats why it is food related, stay away from GMO food!!
kazablancka (8 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS by few Drs! No help at all , they just want to give you drugs and they didn’t work for me . I just leaved with it and just recently started researching about and realized how little I know about it . I am going to make a lot of diet changes to get better and be able to get pregnant again! My baby girl is 14 months and she was my miracle. Wish you all with PCOS lots of luck
Chasity Lambrecht (8 months ago)
I was diagnosed today 😢 I feel like I’m about to enter a pool of office visits. But life goes on.
Desteny Mcclellan (8 months ago)
i believe i have it ill find out for sure this Thursday and im scared about it
myranda wilkins (8 months ago)
I believe I have this I haven't been diagnosed with it but I have hair all over my face the beard the thick coarse hair and my doctor said that I have a bad hormone imbalance and I exhibits all the symptoms just about how do I get my doctor to treat me properly she wants to put me on hormone treatments wide away I also have norplant in me dot doctors refuse to take out I'm not sure what to do
Rachell Marie (8 months ago)
Check Out My YouTube Channel, Where I Talk About My PCOS ✨
Candy girl (8 months ago)
I've been told by the doctors that I have pcos and it sucks😪 they've found cysts in one of my ovaries. I just bleed randomly and when I'm aroused I bleed too. Having pcos sucks :/
Jesse the Gifraffe (8 months ago)
I’m in the process of getting diagnosed. I have several symptoms and I’m waiting back on some blood test to see what my hormone levels are at.
AbiIsabella1 (8 months ago)
Hello, I was diagnosed when I was 15. I fainted and the doctors ran a bunch of tests on me and then that was the conclusion. I really didn't pay attention to it, and fast forward a year I was crawling with acne in my face and I decided to go back and start a treatment. I've been on it for 2 years now, and my acne is basically none existing but my periods are still we're strong. The latest trouble I've had are migraines, ones that will completely knock me out and make me not go in to work. I've gained about 30 pounds in 8 months. What would you suggest I do?
Valentina Venegas (8 months ago)
I was diagnosed today, I'm 18, I thought that I'll become sterile or I'll get some kind of cancer in maybe a couple of years, but now I've been searching for and answer and hope, I feel less afraid with the energy to fight and follow the treatment! (:
Erin (8 months ago)
How do you eat a low carb diet when you have Gastroparesis and carbs are all you can stomach? I can’t eat fruit or veggies.
Erin (8 months ago)
I have PCOS and with both kids I took metformin and clomid. Now at 38 I dont want to be on hormones anymore but am done having kids. I am still trying to figure out what to do to regulate my cycle.
Nora Tate (9 months ago)
A great book to check out is Laura Briden’s Period Repair Manual 2nd edition. Walter Futterweit’s book Understanding PCOS is wonderful also. He is the doctor that initially discovered/ named the disease and is the foremost expert in PCOS. Laura Briden has a website too. Amy Medling’s website is the PCOS Diva.com. I’d also check out Bridgit Danner at the Women’s Wellness Collaborative.
Greywind92 (9 months ago)
Uhm men don’t have ovaries therefore they cannot get PCOS
Heidi Matsumoto (9 months ago)
I was also diagnosed with PCOS 2 years ago after ignoring it for almost 10 years! I was really overweight and the doctor told me that my condition can be helped a bit if I lose weight so I lost 20kg! My doctor also said that PCOS doesn't have a cure so I'm kind of scared to stop taking birth control pills because the doctor said that my irregular menstruation will come back if I stop taking them. However, you mentioned that it actually has a treatment! OMG I should get another opinion from another doctor. Furthermore, I also switched to a healthier lifestyle although it's not that VERY healthy but I least I've learned to eat healthier foods than before. One more thing, I'm not feeling anything weird and the pills really helped me in maintaining my regular menstrual cycle but many people told me that it's not good to take birth control pills for a long time so I'm wondering if I can still get a regular cycle if I stop taking those and just switch to a much healthier lifestyle. Gosh, and I've seen many people getting easily pregnant when they miss taking pills! I'm still a virgin though and I don't have a boyfriend. Hahah!
hannah david (9 months ago)
First of all I would like to thank for sharing this video with us. I was diagnosed of having PCOS at the age of 20. I rarely had my periods. My menstrual cycle was so disturbed. I had acne since my school life. Hair all around body . So ofcourse no one like such symptoms which I was having because of PCOS. Then I went to doctor and being tested and came out to be PCOS suffering patient . I took care of my diet and my emotions while I was going through my treatment. And by the grace of God and efforts of my doctors I'm now free from all those symptoms. I'm married now and have a baby too. So I advice everyone to be well aware of it. And watch such informative video like this and stay motivated. Thankyou!
Jessa Mirasol (9 months ago)
I have PCOS nd its soo hard for me to lose weight even I exercise and eat healthy foods it won't help me lose weight. My doctor told me to take pills and metformin and I did lose weight .
Clorox bleach (9 months ago)
Pcos is awful asf! I’m a 17 year old female with pcos, I have way more body hair and facial hair than my dad.. no matter how hard I try to remove it, it just comes back literally the next day.. plus I have a manly body and acne all over, and I’m starting to go bald! I’m not over weight like most females with pcos but like I said I’m very manly and it’s just sad.. I feel awful! And I have suicidal thoughts everyday.. Pcos has literally robbed my whole life. I wouldn’t wish it on my worse enemy!
Asal Esmaeeli (9 months ago)
I have had PCOS since I was 17. The doctors just put me on medication and told me it wasn't a big deal. Not gonna lie watching videos about it is kinda freaking me out.
Jinny wan (9 months ago)
What a useful informaton. PCO's is no fun but to be taken very seriously. PCO's leads to infertiltiy. Biotexcom in Ukraine is well know for fertility treatment that is surrogacy. Btw you explained very well. Thankyou. Take care.
Sarah Berenice (9 months ago)
Soumya Sahoo There's a tea I drink for my ovarian cysts. I only have to do treatment for a week every six months. And its natural. 😊 works so well that the first time i used it i got pregnant right away. It's called cuachalalate.
Arya Celene (10 months ago)
I HATED PCOS. I was diagnosed with it a few years ago. It made my life miserable. It kept me from having babies. Thanks to God I got to know about surrogacy at the right time. I have twin boys now. All the credit goes to surrogacy and the amazing clinic in Ukraine that helped us.
Betty James (10 months ago)
This is very complicated disease. I have all the experience. My aunt suffered through this disease. the main part is that it affects your fertility. It is really very difficult to cope with it. This video is informative. PCOS is really a deadly disease.
boredjerboa (10 months ago)
It runs in my family and it was pretty much a given that I would get it. When I was diagnosed yesterday with it I still felt like my world had been crushed, especially when the doctor referred to me as infertile. That was my biggest fear in life, not having kids. I have various other illnesses and disorders which make it even harder. I have fibromyalgia and that equates to exercise being almost impossible for me, I have an active job but its hard and there's no way i can exercise on top of it. To top it off I have an eating disorder, ARFID which in my case is pretty much a phobia of most foods. My diet consists almost solely of carbs because I just cant eat anything else without my body totally rejecting it and causing panic attacks etc. So, for me, PCOS is by far the worst thing I've been diagnosed with and I have severe tourettes. My life was finally getting back on track the last few weeks, now, it feels like its all falling apart. I'm 19 and I already spend a ridiculous amount of money on my tourettes medication, with the addition of another 2 medications and now a 3rd for the PCOS. I cant afford to even try and find a diet that suits my disorders let alone save up for fertility treatment in the future. I really, truly hope that other people don't have to go through this because its genuinely awful.
Megan Loves Life (10 months ago)
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS after 3 years of trying to have a baby. I never had more hair and acne though.
Jenri Platz (10 months ago)
Today (12-13-17) I have been diagnosed with PCOS and noticed that no 2 PCOS are a like. I bleed for 3-4 months and have 2-3 weeks break in between, it is not fun. But finally there is a name for what I have, and I have been asking for nearly 18 years.
Ashley ASHLEYM (10 months ago)
I mean this doesn't sound like me at all but some people think I have it due to my symptoms because a friend of mine thinks I have diagnosed non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia and those two share a lot of symptoms, but a lot of people think I have PCOS since it's more common but I don't have the period problems, acne problems or weight problems that usually come with PCOS. My period is painless and regular although my cycle can be long sometimes 42 days at most with my shortest one being 28 days but usually they're around 32-34 days long. I really want to find out what I have though, because it has to be something. There's no way I have this many secondary male characteristics (enlarged genitals, facial hair, excessive muscle mass, high sex drive) without excessive levels of androgen.
ybbag c (10 months ago)
I have pcos and I hate it so much I’ve cried over it so many times because it’s just so hard to lose weight and people think I’m fat because I stuff my face with donuts but they don’t understand
Rhianna Moore (10 months ago)
Diagnosed at 13... Never gets better... Hi! I'm just trying to reach out to women with PCOS. I am kicking off a new support group and wanted to invite you! Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1996193783975521
Muibat Alimson (10 months ago)
I am 15 and my doctor say that I might have pcos and I believe her I grow facial hair, I feel bloated without eating and im slightly overweight and im like I don't even eat a lot, I need advice pls help me
Alyssa Zuniga (10 months ago)
Had it since i was thirteen and having lt is difficult at times but it’s really what works best for you that helps iell
Joanna Casey (10 months ago)
i was diagnosed with pcos when i was 18 i am now 30 and i have tried a lot of treatment of the doctors and nothing seems to helps me suffer with a lot of pain and hot flushes i see a doctor every 3 mouths to try and help i am taking metforming at the moment for it but they are looking to change it again the doctors are talking about me having a op i have bad days where i am in so much pain i cant even get out of bed i have been like this for the past 12 years if you have any advise to help me i would be more then great-full to hear it
Bethan (10 months ago)
I've been diagnosed with PCOS by a doctor, I have the cysts and I don't get my period but no other symptoms? My doctor just said to go on the pill to regulate periods and that's it?
Micheala Wood (10 months ago)
I definitely recognize these symptoms. Unfortunately when I was diagnosed I was like 17 and the doctor just told me I would have more testosterone than what's normal and didn't tell me exactly what the condition was so like I'm only now figuring out some of the reasons some things make me hurt when I eat them like gluten and dairy. I had to figure it out when a relative that has it described how she cut certain things out because of what they did to her stomach and I was like that's what I'm feeling and it just sorta clicked
Krissy Marie (11 months ago)
I have this, caused by insulin resistance.
NoSkill (11 months ago)
My GF has it and im trying to educate myself about it to give her support. Thanks for all the information !
Sarah Serrano (11 months ago)
I have pcos I was diagnosed in 2015 when I was 20 years old ... It took about the 5th doctor to find out why was my periods like that ... I'm still learning about it .. I don't know what to do about it honestly
BellicaTV (11 months ago)
man fuck this i want kids and i want to be able to eat whatever i want. PLEASE FIND A CURE THIS REALLY SUCKS AND MY OVARIES HURT!!
Elisya Sinea (11 months ago)
I have not been diagnosed, but my aunt has it. And I either have that or endometriosis. So either way I have something that I would not wish on my worst enemy. And I'm only 15.
Margaret Hemenway (11 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS at 23 - I actually never got tested for more than the ovarian cysts that would always show up under and ultrasound. My gynecologist said that some people have more mild cases than others.
Mollie (11 months ago)
How tf can a man have PCOS??
DafneTheFangirl (11 months ago)
I was diagnosed with PCOS since I was 15. But just now, at 23 years old, the doctors have decided that it's time to do something. I am always hot, I don't control my temper, I don't have my period for long time (even months), I have hair on my chin and neck, I risk of being diabetic and I risk obesity. Now I'm taking my life back, I'm trying to eat better (but I cannot avoid eating pasta since I'm Italian), and I'm trying to lose some weight. Be strong guys, and You'll overcome everything
Kevin Whitbeck (11 months ago)
Great info about PCOS! https://youtu.be/Jb4tGRLONsc
zo dev (11 months ago)
This video is actually super helpful, I've never really known how common it was and it doesn't seem like a condition many people are willing to talk about. I'm 16 and last year I went to a gynecologist and showed my concern about me possibly having the condition. It runs in my mother's side of the family and my blood work came back with elevated testosterone levels and I explained to my doctor about my irregular periods. I also mentioned that I have a hair issue, and since I am Puerto Rican the hair isn't very easy to hide since it's so dark, I have to shave my neck everyday sadly. After explaining all this to my gyno and her seeing my blood work, she told me that I do not have PCOS and that I did not need any treatment. My primary care physician however listened to me and prescribed me Metformin to help with my symptoms. Thank you for posting such an informative video because like I said before, I didn't know some of this information
Amanda D (11 months ago)
Ive had PCOS since I was 15ish Im 28 now.On the Pill.HATE it. BUT My Ovaries are supposedly ok.Had no period for a year. Also I have an "over-active" Pituitary that is causing the PCOS.I also had the first 2 symptoms on the 'scale'
m p (1 year ago)
They removed one of my ovaries that had a large cyst on it about a year ago and recently they told me there are more small cysts on my other ovary. My periods are fine but I am overweight, had really bad acne at one point and there was more hair on my body and less on my head. my doctor said I needed to lose weight and get pregnant soon bc otherwise I’d have a hard time getting pregnant.
m p (1 year ago)
This whole time I don’t think any of my doctors have tried to explain to me what it is and how to treat it. Lol they just tell me to lose weight.
Hetal Gandhi (1 year ago)
I have a weird question. Is there a possibility of having PCOS to a female who isn’t even started to get her periods yet? PCOS and ovarian cysts is different?
Niccole1981 (11 months ago)
Honest Opinions This is a very good question. You must have a menstrual cycle in order to be diagnosed with PCOS. However, studies show girls with precocious puberty and those who get their period before age 12 are high risk for developing PCOS. Researchers can't agree with this one. Some say symptoms cannot appear in children, some say precocious puberty is a "variant" or an early manifestation of PCOS. One thing I know for sure, Western Medicine has a long way to go when it comes to females and endocrine disorders. Seems when doctors can't figure these things out, they blame the patient!!!
Nyloaf (1 year ago)
Im 17 and i found out i had PCOS yesterday :/ havent had a period in almost 5 or 6 months, ive got forests of hobbit hair all over me, and no matter what i do or eat, i still dont lose any weight. Its honestly frustrating and definitely stressful, but im glad i have a name for this strange thing that takes a huge bite out of my life now. Its also a good thing im very much asexual, so the whole infertile thing doesnt bother me as much as it would someone else.
monica rivera (1 year ago)
I was just recently diagnosed and it's good finding videos like this to understand it better 😊
rachael burns (1 year ago)
I found out i had it just a couple weeks ago an im 17 i went to the doctors for a UTI and she ordered blood test and turns out i has PCOS i had never heard of it but it's nice to know a lot of others have it and there is a lot of information about it but it's still hard to deal with on my own
Laset livingstin (1 year ago)
I've dealt with pros, just wanted to give some important info...Iodine(sski) is so very helpful(research)...Helped my thyroid & pros...Just can't figure out this facial hair problem, let me know if there's a miracle please...lol😣😊😜
Laset livingstin (1 year ago)
Oh also maca root is very helpful also...
Lucinda Fitzpatrick (1 year ago)
I have been to many doctors all of who told me to loose weight only one doctorr has been sympathetic with me and understands what I'm going through! He even got me to see a specialist. And my first appointment is in 2 day . I've been visiting the doctor since I was 16 I'm 23 now and only have pulled through this is the Irish health system for you! Unfortunately
I hate pcos!! I hadn’t even heard of it till I was diagnosed but when I looked it up I just wanted to give up! It sucks! I’m only 16 and I’m stuck with this! At least I finally got the answer I always asked for about every thing that’s wrong with me 😐
BellicaTV (11 months ago)
i'm 16 too and i think i have it :/ i hope that they will find a cure, lets hope..
Alex Lesane (1 year ago)
I haven’t been diagnosed but I haven’t had my period for over 4 months and I know I’m not pregnant because I’m not sexually active or attracted to men. I was also told when I was younger that I have a lot of testosterone. I’m hairy but mostly on my legs if I don’t get to shave them. And I’m considered obese. I used to be underweight from anorexia and rn I have bulimia
Montana Palmer (1 year ago)
I was officially diagnosed at 17 but was told I might have it at 15. I had to see three different doctors to be diagnosed and that was only after being tested for multiple other things. I've had all but one of the symptoms since 15 and got anxiety and an eating disorder. Yep, so fun 😑
Anoushka Makkar (1 year ago)
I think I have this
Wesley Davis, M.D. (1 year ago)
wow this is the best (I'm assuming) non-doctor discussion of this I have seen on youtube. I'm an OBGYN, and I tell my patients many of the same things, including the "it doesn't mean you have ovarian cysts" thing. Good Job! If you wanna see my video on it, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L62faWC4bTA
Leatha Scott (1 year ago)
I just got diagnosed today :(. I left feeling so confused and a little sad.
IsadellaEstelPolanco (1 year ago)
In 2015 I woke up with extreme pain in my hip, and knees that quickly spread to all my joints. I went in to see my dr and she tested me for RA and Lupus. She called me back in and said that I came back positive for Lupus. So about a month later I went to see an Rheumatologist. He said that I'm borderline for lupus but that he suspected that it could either be my thyroid or pcos which both give a positive test for lupus. I got a sonogram of my thyroid and it turned out to be enlarged. I did managed to see a Gynecologist but I couldn't go back to him due to insurance purposes. But I did managed to see an endocrinologist. But I didn't see him after for almost a year, again because of insurance. But I did see him a couple of months ago and he is testing me for pcos and diabetes and said that my thyroid was still enlarged so he wanted me to do another sonogram which I did yesterday. But I ended up going to the ER in August and they did labwork on me. I ended up needing to see a gastroenterologist quickly and when I saw her she told me if I had pcos. I said I'm getting tested for it , why you asked? She said cause your labwork came back with a high level of a dd something hormone which saids that you definitely have pcos. Which explains all the cyst I keep getting, facial hair, acne, and weight gain. But hypothyroidism, which is what is suspected I also have, causes weight gain as well. Just my luck. Lol. That's my story. Now I have an appointment next month with my endocrinologist and probably start treatment on both. I'm just looking up more info on what I have.
I’m tired (1 year ago)
i’m 16 and i just went on birth control to try to remove the risk of it happening, because it’s such a big thing in my family
Annalishea Perez (1 year ago)
I was diagnosed yesterday

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