Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Support Group

Polycythemia is a condition in which there is a net increase in the total circulating erythrocyte (red blood cell) mass of the body. Primary polycythemia occurs when excess erythrocytes are produced as a result of a proliferative abnormality of the bone marrow. Secondary polycythemia is caused by increases of erythropoietin that result in an increased production of erythrocytes.

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  • deleted_user

    Ovary size and volume

    Hi,I have recently had another scan and my ovaries keep getting larger and larger, they now measure 14.5cc and 22cc. Does anyone know if this is normal with PCOS?The doctor did not give me a proper answer so i would like to know if any of you lovely ladies could shed a bit of light on this for me.Thanks
  • gypsymoon

    PCOS and weight gain

    Hi y'all. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS--Actually, I can't really say that I was diagnosed, because my endocrinologist told me, "You probably have PCOS. Or it could be hyperandrogenism. Either way, I've got you on the treatment for both." She has me on Spironolactone. Anyone else on this medication? Are there side effects I should be aware of?Anyway -- to my real reason for posting. Besides...
  • Steviex

    6 years now

    I was told around 6 years ago i may have pcos, finally this week been diagnosed. After internal scan showing one ovary measuring 11cc and other 22cc. Been asking for months for doctors to try me on clomid and now I've been told they won't prescribe it due to risks because of the size of my ovary. Now being refereed to fertility clinic! Unsure on what will happen now...
  • potty245

    hair removal

    has anyone tried laser treatment for hair removal if so what was it like, did it work?
  • Candyx

    Recently diagnosed pcos

    Hi all,So in a nut shell I have recently found out that I have pcos and will need a helping hand if I want to even try to conceive.It's all been very stressful and upsetting but I have hope and will be seeing a infertility specialist in November. I have been taking metformin. What I have been really struggling with is my sisters response. Thus will sound very trivial I know, but she does not...
  • ClaireFraser

    Frustrated and tired

    Hey everyone! I'm 19 and I was diagnosed two years back. I had painful lumps on my underarms that occured once or twice and then disappeared. It was diagnosed as HS which is a side effect of having PCOS. An ultrasound confirmed my pcos. For the past two months my period lasts for 25 days, with not much flow. This is really frustrating as it has caused anemia and fatigue, and makes it hard for me...
  • EmJay25

    Trouble dealing

    Hi everyone,I am new to support groups so bare with me.  I was diagnosed at 14 and am now 27.   I have dealt with a lot of issues because of this condition.  I have every system it seems acne, facial hair, lack of peroid and all in between.  I have been having issues with my sexuality.  My symptoms have been getting worse and I have noticed sex drive has been going down.  I don't feel like...
  • Jayneee89


    Hey everyone,I've never been part of a support group or anything like this before so not sure on what to do really, so just gonna dive right in I guess. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS and it was a mess as me and my partner were trying to get pregnant but the stress became to much and broke the relationship apart but thats done with now and I think I have a handle on the condition...
  • Moondreamer1988

    Metformin and B12?

    Hey all. I got my blood results today, finally got my doctor to test my B12 levels. My number is 296. I've read that the normal number is about 500. I constantly have fatigue and low energy. Do you think I should start taking B12 to be on the safe side? I've read that long term use of Metformin greatly affects B12 levels. Currently I'm on 850 mgs twice a day. What do you all think? -C
  • priyanka.upadhayay22

    bleeding continuous for 1.5 year

    hello , my periods bleeding continuous for 1.5 year , i m having PCOS ,THYROID,DIEBETES , taken alloepathy for 5 years then ayurvedic for 1 years and since 1.5 year taking homeopathy but its look like medicines not working its continuous , please help if anyone have suggestion
  • theonetheonlycoop

    Sound like PCOS?

    Hi folks,Newb.So I've been dealing with gross shits, irregular periods, and significant increase of acne (mostly chin/jawline), over the past 5 or so years. I've tried numerous acne treatments that never seem to stick for long, and only recently taking a closer look at my diet.Haven't had dairy for almsot 3 years (helped the gross shits slightly), cut out bread and pasta and some of the major...
  • lostnhopeful17

    New to this group

    hi everyone I'm new to this group and am also newly diognosed with pcos...yay. My fiancé and I have been trying to conceive for 11 months now and have been having very irregular and absent periods. It's been terrible feeling like you're pregnant and never getting a period and then all the negative test results. It's been incredibly discouraging where I'm almost about to give up. I went to the...
  • Miralee

    PCOS Story

    Hello all, I've been reading through your posts and know what you're going through and wish you all the best with getting control of your PCOS/PCO especially as so many of you are so young so getting on top of it now so you learn to live with it is important.I'm 37 and I have PCOS. I found out in 2013 when trying to conceive with my then husband. Like most of you I had always had irregular...
  • DVN23

    PCOS : It's hurts

    Hi..I'm new here..I'm 24,and a mom to a 14th month old.. My 14th month old means the world to me. I was having prolonged period and I gained weight after my birth.My hair started thinning. Little did I know,that these were symptoms of PCOS. My husband and I decided to try for a baby.I was given clomid 150gm. but it didn't help at all. That's when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I feel like a...
  • LysergicBliss

    PCOS and Metformin questions.

    So... My doctor has a strong indication that I have PCOS though he's sending me out for a few more tests... I have had dark facial hair and irregular periods pretty much since i was in my late teens though it got much worse in my twenties. I have an underactice thyroid already and im overweight >.> (bleh)  I'm now in my early 30s and I avoid gyno visits like the plague...   (sexual abuse...