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I have been told I possibly have what is called PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I need the money to get all the tests done.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

Infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles
Lack of ovulation/ Infertility
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I have been told I possibly have what is called PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I need the money to get all the tests done.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

Infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles
Lack of ovulation/ Infertility
Increased hair growth on face, back, chest, or toes
Obesity, particularly weight around the waist (apple shaped body)
Male pattern baldness or thinning hair
Type Two Diabetes
Elevated insulin levels or insulin resistance
High Cholesterol
Many cysts on the ovaries
Acne
Pelvic pain/ PMS

Tests to determine PCOS

Ultrasound, to assess whether ovaries are enlarged and cystic.
Blood tests, to detect elevated levels of androgens.
Blood test to detect high levels of LH (luteinizing hormone) or an elevation in the ratio of LH to FSH (follicle stimulating hormone).
Monitoring of the ovary's response to either a stimulatory dose of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (such as leuprolide -- This test was developed at the University of Chicago and has been used worldwide) or a suppressive dose of medications such as dexamethasone.

Lately I have been experiencing a lot of cramping and pain in my ovaries.
I am scared that I might not be able to have children.
I just need to see a doctor and figure out where I can go from there.
My pain has been to the point to where I almost went to the ER.
It is way worse then a normal period cramp.
It is in both sides of my pelvis.
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