PCOS Challenge: The National PCOS Association

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Serving over 54,000 members, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading nonprofit support and advocacy organization advancing the cause for people impacted by polycystic ovary syndrome globally. PCOS Challenge touches the lives of tens-of-thousands of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through television and radio programming, a magazine publication, support groups, and education, awareness, and legislative advocacy initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, PCOS Challenge has helped many women overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for numerous life-threatening related conditions. PCOS Challenge provides a host of support, awareness, education and advocacy opportunities for the PCOS community. Learn More...

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About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15 percent of women in the U.S. and over 21 percent in some parts of the world. Despite affecting hundreds of millions of women globally, most people are uninformed about the syndrome. PCOS is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to lifelong complications, psychosocial disorders, obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endometrial cancer, maternal/fetal health complications and other conditions. PCOS is a leading cause of female infertility and the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder in women. There is currently no cure for PCOS, so it is important that patients and healthcare providers learn effective ways of managing PCOS and its many symptoms and associated health risks.


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Since January I have had pain on the left side around my ovary, especially around ovulation and bleeding around ovulation and after intercourse. I have also has a lot of new thick black hair growth on my chin, top lip, breasts and belly. My periods…

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Possible PCOS

Hi everyone! I'm currently 27 and from the age of 15 I've had hardly any periods and also have a lot of chin hair, it's horrible. A scan at 15 showed a larger than normal ovary but no cysts. I wasn't bothered with any symptoms so just left it alone.…

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Teenage PCOS

Hi. My older sister and I share this account. She is 24 and I, the author of this post is 15. So, I am in the 3rd stage of puberty, and my testosterone count is 53. I have some of the classic signs of PCOS. I have facial and stomach hair, toe hair,…

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      I joined because I want to know more. my daughter has irregular periods and this runs in her dads side of family but not mine. I am like clockwork but my daughter ... could she be have PCOS? I live in NM where it's not on the…

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Pcos and A Hysterectomy

I have dealt with PCOS and Endometriosis since I was a teenager.  I have had surgeries, pain, missed work and events because of it over the years. I am getting a hysterectomy at age 32, in a few weeks. I know its not a cure but I'm hoping it will…

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