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Women reveal the difficulty of dealing with PCOS

Kit Steinkellner
Women reveal the difficulty of dealing with PCOS

For those who aren’t in the know, PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and it is the leading cause of infertility. The syndrome can occur when a woman’s hormones are out of balance, leading most women who have PCOS to grow small cysts on their ovaries. Symptoms of PCOS include acne, weight gain (and trouble losing weight), thicker and darker facial hair and hair on the chest, belly, and back, thinning hair on your head, irregular periods, fertility problems, and depression.

That’s a LOT to deal with, and, as you might guess, women who live with PCOS have strong feelings on the matter.

Here are some of their thoughts, courtesy of Whisper:

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I have PCOS which comes with embarrassing body hair. I don't know if I'll ever feel comfortable enough to have sex with someone.
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I have PCOS and haven't visited my doctor in 2 years for fear that my condition has worsened and they'd have to remove my ovaries leaving me forever barren.
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I have PCOS. When I get my period, if ever, it feels like I got hit with a truck.
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I found out I have PCOS and I've been trying to convince myself that I don't want kids and a family ever since.
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I lost 3 pounds this week. I know its not a lot but after gaining 100+ pounds in a year from PCOS it is good to see the scale go backwards. Maybe my body is done fighting against me.
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Having PCOS makes me feel very unfeminine and gross. I'm terrified to get close to anyone. I think I'm just going to be a crazy cat lady and avoid relationships.
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I have pcos and everytime someone tells me they're pregnant I get depressed.
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I know I am not the only one but having PCOS I feel like less of a woman, the testosterone and infertility makes me feel like a failure.
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A few years ago, I wished I would never have a period. Now I have pcos, no period and I am trying to conceive... I miss my period.
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I have PCOS and completed the first round of fertility meds. Now I'm terrified to have sex and fail again to conceive
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My PCOS treatment has caused me to get bald spots. I cry every night because of it.
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I hate having PCOS!! Shaving everyday is degrading... I shouldn't have a moustache and beard because I'm a girl!!!
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I have PCOS and it would be hard for me to get pregnant so I just tell men that I can't have kids. I don't want to deal with the heartache of trying and failing.
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