I wasn’t always as concerned with my health as I should have been and six months ago, I had no idea anything was even wrong with me internally. I would go about my business, living life as I normally would and have no idea that the PCOS I would be diagnosed with would have been the cause to many problems I had been facing.
After seeing a load of doctors who really didn’t do much for me… I went armed with a load of information to a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) in my town. I was nervous, I knew it would cost a lot but I was willing to find out what was going on with my health. My RE has done a load of tests, from blood work to glucose, progesterone levels, insulin levels, genetic screening, prolactin, cortisol, you name it, I’ve been tested for it in the last 2 months. A lot of my tests came back fine but there were a few concerns: low progesterone and high insulin levels. Guess what else? I had PCOS. Most definitely. This was the root of a lot of my problems. I couldn’t shake that feeling of wow, what if I didn’t get a second or third opinion? My issues could have gone untreated and who knows what would have happened.
I was thankful that this doctor had my best interests at heart and really helped me by giving me the advice that I needed to hear. Knowing that I now had PCOS, I am now able to work on getting my health in order and I feel more confident in being proactive about it.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age. PCOS has many signs — things you or your doctor can see or measure — and symptoms — things that you notice or feel.
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