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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Updated on October 24, 2017

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a condition women can be diagnosed with if they have irregular periods, it esentailly means that there are small cysts on your ovaries so your eggs don't release.

The Difference between a normal ovary and a PCOS ovary


I was diagnosed last September, after endless ultrasounds and blood tests. I was 18 at the time, starting my first year at university. I was with my mum in the doctors office and the doctor told me I had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and explained to me what it was, the conditions and my options.

My symptoms matched the diagnosis's;

  • Irregular periods
  • Weight gain
  • Oily skin
  • Acne on my face and chest.

My doctor told me the risks that came with this condition, including being more vulnerable to Ovarian Cancer and that pregnancy may become difficult when i'm older.

My Reaction

I could tell my mum was upset and I was too, it was a lot to take in and I wanted to cry.

I never planned on having children but saying you don't want them to being told you may not be able to have them changes the game completely. I could always change my mind.

Telling my family wasn't very easy, there was lots of sympathy and remedies that could help me but that wasn't what I needed, what I needed was for my ovaries to work for once.

My doctor told me that there is no cure for PCOS but only treatments that I can do for myself and can be prescribed such as trying to lose my weight with a healthier diet or going on the Pill

I've tried so hard to lose weight but every time I lose some, I put it on twice as much very fast. The pill is the next step, I always told my mum that I wanted to try and see if it was my weight that is the main problem but I've found that it isn't. I'm going to be honest, i'm scared of the pill because I really don't want to put anymore weight on but if it will help regulate my periods then I should at least try it.

However, I recommend searching for treatments that suits you and your body.

The only thing that the doctor said that gave me hope was that PCO is not always for life, so that it may change when i'm older.

The Pill


My Advice

My advice to women who have PCOS is to find a solution that works best for you and there is always a way!

Don't put yourself down because you've gained weight because of this, that's what I did and it made me hate myself.

Ask your doctors what they think might be best for you and then assess it for yourself. It is not the end of the world, there are always ways around this, you just have to find them.

Why am I writing about this?

When I first found out about my PCOS, I only had the internet to really tell me about the condition. I felt very alone and I didn't want to bring it up to my friends in case they thought I was trying to get sympathy and pity from them.

That's why I wanted to share my story with people, for someone who has been diagnosed and wants to find experiences from other people and to help those women not feel so alone and encourage them to be vocal about their situation with their friends/family.

© 2017 Molly Beech


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