Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15% of women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition.
PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer.
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The weekend’s events include the fifth annual Atlanta PCOS Awareness Symposium and the ninth annual Bolt for PCOS 5K Run Walk.
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However, data show that 6-10% of women who are fertile demonstrate an inadequate luteal phase, which confirms the need for a better understanding of normal variations in the menstrual cycle and in variations that could be pathologic.
This article addresses healthy menstrual physiology, the proposed pathophysiology of LPD, current methods available for diagnosis and treatment, and reasons for the controversy surrounding this subject.
Pain may also be felt in the lower back, when passing urine, when opening the bowels, during intercourse or during internal examinations.Endometriosis is most commonly found on or in the ovaries and on the peritoneum (the internal lining of the abdomen) particularly on the utero-sacral ligaments which support the uterus.Women may also have endometrial cells growing in more distant areas of the body. However, most women will only experience one or, at the most a few of the possible symptoms. The common symptom of endometriosis is pain; usually lower abdominal pain.It is not a Contact: info @ The contents of the PCOS Challenge Site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the PCOS Challenge Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only.The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month! and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority will be holding PCOS Awareness Weekend 2017 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta on September 16-17th.