Living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
By Nicole Galan, RN, About.com Guide
The most important thing you can do when diagnosed with any disease, but especially PCOS, is to become educated on the many facets of the disease. Review the different aspects of this disease.
- What Causes PCOS?
- The Importance of Weight Loss
- 5 Steps To Managing PCOS
- Is Not Having Regular Period Bad For Me?
After being diagnosed, one of the first questions a woman may ask is whether she can get pregnant. Get information here about getting pregnant, your miscarriage risk and ovulation prediction kits.
- Can I Get Pregnant with PCOS?
- Miscarriage Risk
- Can I Use an Ovulation Prediction Kit with PCOS?
- Basal Body Temperature
- Am I Ovulating Regularly?
- What You Need to Know About Infertility Treatment
- Do We Need to Use Birth Control?
- Can I Delay Pregnancy if I Have PCOS?
Learn about some of the complications related to PCOS, and how you can begin to manage them.
- High Blood Pressure
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Testing for Complications
- What is the Link Between PCOS and Obesity?
Share Your Story
Check out our new User Respond tools! On select pieces of content, you have the chance to answer a question about your individual experience with PCOS and read other women's responses as well! Check out a few of my questions and maybe even submit an answer or two!
- What Symptoms Led to Your Diagnosis of PCOS?
- Did You Share Your Infertility Struggle?
- What is the Story of Your First Period?
Suggestions From Our Readers
The stories of women who have PCOS can be of great help to newly diagnosed women. The little tips that others have picked up along the way can make it much easier for someone new to the disease. Read on for some suggestions from our readers.
- How Do You Cope with PCOS?
- How Do You Deal with Hirsutism?
- How Do You Control Your PCOS?
- How Do You Manage Acne?
- Paying for Infertility Treatment
- Dealing with Injections
- How Do You Remember to Take the Pill Every Day?
- Do You Have Any Advice for Women Starting Infertility Treatment?
Finding Support for PCOS
Studies have linked PCOS to depression. In addition to taking care of your physical health, you need to keep tabs on your mental health. Learn some coping tips, and the signs and treatment of depression.