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The Road to Understanding Infertility

Posted by PCOS Challenge, Inc. on April 27, 2019 at 8:30am 0 Comments

While many women aren’t diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) until later in life, some women find out as early as their first period – often without a proper explanation of what this means for their health or future fertility. Around…



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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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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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Breakthrough bleeding?

I was diagnosed with PCOS in my mid twenties and took the pill until about a year ago. I’m 37 years old now and a month ago my boyfriend and I started to try to conceive our first baby.I’ve been having my period every 37 days most of the time for the past year, but the last couple cycles were 31 days long. What I found odd is that the bleeding was very light, which I’ve read it could be due to breakthrough bleeding.What I don’t get to understand is why this bleeding happens. Is it a symptom of…See More
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Started by Chelsea McClean in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Lizmari Dec 27, 2019. 60 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 Mrs Linda Nov 12, 2019. 13 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 PAMELA ANNE DOUGLAS May 13, 2019. 11 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 Poston 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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