kuniklos (kuniklos) wrote in vaginapagina,

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

I couldn't find a tag for this, but I hope this is still appropriate for this group.  I recently returned from studying abroad to having terrible pain.  It was assumed that I needed to have my appendix removed.  When I woke up from surgery I was told it wasn't my appendix, but a group of cysts the size of a softball (and here I thought I was getting fat).  They removed the ovary due to the amount of damage and also the appendix  (because, well, why not?).

I'm good with seeing my gynecologist every year (even without insurance).  I'm surprised she never caught this.  I was wondering, from those who have PCOS about your experiences with treatment.  Apparently I also have much smaller cysts on my other ovary which will likely flare up in time.  I gained weight over the last four years and got abut hairier.  Hell, I thought the weight gain was because of college.  I also figured I was going through some weird second puberty, but PCOS may have caused both?  I've even returned to teenage acne, and I thought that was just stress.

Would some of you share your experiences with PCOS, how it has changed your life or bodies?  And could you talk about what treatment you have received?
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