I don’t know if this helps, but here is some info I found. I too have PCOS, but only a very mild form…as I have regular cycles. I hope it helps, but in the case it doesn’t, there’s ALOT of information online.
This is a common condition in which many small cysts form in the ovaries. Polycystic ovary syndrome affects about one in ten women, Some of these women will encounter a variety of hormone-related problems, including infertility.
Women with Polycystic ovaries may have no symptoms - with the result that they only know that they have the condition when fertility tests are done. However, symptoms can include:
Excessive hair growth on the face or body.
Infrequent or no menstrual periods.
Male-pattern baldness (from the temples, then the crown, gradually widening).
In women without polycystic ovarian syndrome, the ovaries begin to develop 20 eggs every month. These eggs mature in little sacs known as cysts. Over the course of the month, one egg will become dominant and draw most of the hormones being produced, eventually being released by the ovary to be fertilized or shed with your period. Women with PCOS, though, fail to produce the correct balance of estrogen necessary to help one egg become dominant. As a result, the 20 eggs develop but remain as cysts, which in turn results in the production of androgens, or male hormones, and little to no production of progesterone.
Because of the build up of androgens and lack of progesterone, women with PCOS may have irregular periods, fail to ovulate (anovulation), or fail to have a period (amenorrhea) entirely. When a period does occur, many women with PCOS note that their bleeding can be quite heavy. Those women dealing with irregular or heavy periods due to PCOS can use the birth control pill to help regulate their menstrual cycle.
Drug treatment is sometimes used to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovaries. Otherwise, the cysts may be treated by being cauterized with a needle. This procedure is done by laparoscopy, in which a fibre-optic tube is inserted into the pelvic area through a small incision made just below the navel. This enables doctors to examine the womans reproductive organs, take samples and carry out some minor surgery. A general anaesthetic is given.[/SIZE]
If you want more detailed info on PCOS, there is a foundation that is dedicated solely to the disease.
PCOS Foundation (follow the link)
:grouphug: It’s not that bad and can be controlled, so try to relax…