FriedRice21

159d

so I never really new much about PCOS I've always tried to find answers, but never found what I was really looking for in the line of treatment and or who needs to be treating me. I've heard getting an endocrinologist is a good idea. what should I be doing to better my health and get a better understanding of my PCOS?

Chronic Generalized pain

Polycystic Ovary (PCOS)

Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)

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  • Chesbro99

    159d

    I would like to learn more too

  • RhetoricalYou

    159d

    I have an endocrinologist for my PCOS and it's been working well for me. If you are trying to conceive, a reproductive endocrinologist specifically can be helpful as well. It depends on your specific symptoms. The hallmark trait of PCOS is ovarian cysts. Not everyone with PCOS has them, but it's good to get checked out. Cysts are mostly be benign, but they can cause pain and may even become cancerous, so it's good to be aware of them even if they're not causing you immediate trouble. You should be able to get a trans-vaginal ultrasound from your primary care doctor to check for them. If you are trying to conceive in the future, PCOS could be an issue. If pregnancy is not a goal, I would say the main day-to-day health concern of PCOS is insulin resistance, which puts you especially at risk for diabetes. Luckily an endocrinologist can help manage diabetes as well, so it's a two for one there. Insulin resistance also makes it easier to gain weight and harder to lose weight, so if you've ever had problems in that area, PCOS is probably the cause. Your primary care doctor should be able to test your blood sugar as an initial diabetes test. A couple other big symptoms of PCOS are excess facial and body hair, and your head hair falling out. Unfortunately, they haven't yet discovered a way to treat these symptoms, so all you can do is manage the effects directly as best you can. This is just a general overview, so let me known if you have any more specific questions!

    • FriedRice21

      155d

      thank you, I did struggle to have children, but luckily I am pregnant with my 2nd kiddo my first is 18 months old now, I think I'm just looking for someone to help take control of my care especially when it comes to loosing weight and my general health

      • RhetoricalYou

        155d

        I would say you could start with your primary doctor for weight loss help and if you are really struggling, go to an endocrinologist for more specific help with PCOS. It can be extra hard for people with PCOS to lose weight for a variety of medical reasons that non-specialists can have a hard time understanding. Please feel free to send me a direct message in the future if you want my suggestions for medication and such. Best of luck!

  • FriedRice21

    155d

    Thank you I appreciate it ❤️

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