PCOS

It’s no secret that I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I think I started having it since poly in 1998. My monthly cycle has never been regular. There were times I would not have any cycle for as long as 6 mths to 9 mths. This is where my mum would go… “WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING!!!!” hehheheh Well at that point of time, I would rejoice when it didn’t come coz I didn’t have to worry about the cramps, changing of pads, overflow, facial breakouts, etc. But when it does come, it’s…. no words could describe the pain. I would curl up like a prawn and pop multiple synflex to subdue the pain. The cycle would last btwn 3 days to (the worst) 2 weeks of heavy flow. But now, susah sendiri…. :/

Here’s a rough overview of what PCOS is.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone (endocrine) disorder that affects women of reproductive age.

It is characterized by lack of ovulation; menstrual abnormalities, such as irregularity or absence of menstruation (amenorrhea); infertility; pregnancy loss; enlarged ovaries; obesity; blood cholesterol (lipid) abnormalities; and abnormalities in the production and metabolism of male hormones (androgens). Increased levels of luteinizing hormone and decreased levels of follicle-stimulating hormone also occur. Estrogen production does not occur in the normal cycle pattern. The syndrome is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility. Usually there is no well-defined cause of the androgen abnormalities.

Risk: PCOS affects women of reproductive age. The underlying cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown, but it is likely a result of multifactorial elements. The key features include insulin resistance, male hormone (androgen) abnormalities, and abnormal hormone dynamics that affect the function of the ovaries.

Polycystic Ovaries(Source: http://www.mdguidelines.com/polycystic-ovary-syndrome)

5 comments

  1. Hi Sis, I have been bloghopping and chance upon your entries.. Im getting married this June. So far since my mensus started when i was 13 till date i have no regular intervals. My mensus comes like every 6 mths and the flow will be average from 2 to 3mths with heavy bleeding. went for med chck up last yr after ultrasound pelvic, found that im PCOS. just went for another chckup last wk to “confirm” im pcos. i think i can feel your pain sis… hang on there. May Allah help you with your usaha and dua’s. 🙂

    1. Hi sis, I know how you feel as well. For mine when it doesn’t come, it’ll be absent for like 3 – 9 months the most and if it does come, dia ikut mood, it may come for 2-3 days and that’s it or it can drag to about a month or so heavy bleeding. Which gynae are you with now? My mum and arwah nenek always tell me to drink kuning telor and kunyit basah (blended and seived – just take the water) with honey. When I took it that time menses started to flow regularly. But coz of hectice lifestyle and work, I have not been doing it for a while. Maybe you could try that and see how it goes for you.. I’m starting it back again. So hopefully, old wives’ remedy works. 🙂

      Hang in there as well ok. Insya-allah things will turn out better for you coz HE knows whats best and prolly have something better in store for you. 🙂

      1. Thanks for your reply sis. Nope, not with any gynae at the moment cos I really thought it was unnecessary for me until now i realised that Im getting married soon kan. hehehe. In Shaa Allah after the wedding I will find a gynae to help me. Do you mind sharing your gynae contact with me? And what are the average cost of gynae and treatments?

        Thanks for the tip, sure i will check it out and try out the remedy (bcos the egg yolk sounds so yucky!) hehehe 🙂

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