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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

by | May 8, 2005 | Sex, Sexuality & Pregnancy

I have a disorder known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome… 10% of all women have it and most of them don’t even know it. The thing about this disorder is that it is FATAL without treatment. So, you may want to take this really quickly… if you get a higher score on it, go here SoulCysters.com for more information and talk to your gyno and your physician IMMEDIATELY!

Section 1: Menstrual Irregularities

Score 1 point for each item unless otherwise indicated

When not on birth control pills, do you have or have you ever had any of the following problems:

__ Eight or fewer periods per year
__ No periods for an extended period of time (four or more months)
__ Irregular bleeding that starts and stops intermittently
__ Fertility problems (Score 2 points if you have seen a fertility specialist or been treated with fertility drugs to induce ovulation.)

Section 2: Skin Problems

Score 1 point for each item unless otherwise indicated

__ Adult acne, or severe adolescent acne
__ Excess facial or body hair, especially upper lip, chin, neck, chest and/or abdomen
__ Skin tags
__ Balding or thinning hair
__ Dark or discolored patches of skin on your neck, groin, under arms or in skin folds (Score 2 points if you answer yes to this question.)

Section 3: Weight Gain and Insulin-Based Problems

Score 1 point for each item unless otherwise indicated

__ Excess weight or difficulty maintaining weight (Score 2 points if your excess weight is centered around your middle)
__ Sudden unexplained weight gain
__ Shaking, lack of concentration, uncontrollable hunger and/or mood swings two or more hours after a meal
__ Type 2 diabetes (Score 2 points if you answer yes to this question)
__ Family history of type 2 diabetes, heart disease or hypertension

Scoring Results

0-4: Although PCOS is possible, it is much less likely for you than for those scoring higher.

5-9: If you are concerned about your health and score in this range you may want to consider talking to your doctor about the possibility of PCOS as well as other disorders.

10-15: PCOS is a syndrome, not a disease, and most women experience some but not all of the problems listed above. The majority of women who are diagnosed with PCOS score in this range. If you scored in this range you should see a doctor about the possibility that you have PCOS.

16-20: A score this high warrants urgent consultation with a doctor for PCOS or other endocrine-related disorders.

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