I’m 16 and my doctor sent me for a blood test to check for PCOS… I’m terrified and would just like to talk to someone who has PCOS and ask questions. Do you know of any way I can do this?

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PCOS iconsYes! We have lots of information about PCOS which stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a medical condition which causes symptoms that often include: irregular periods, acne, unwanted hair, and trouble managing weight. We host a monthly moderated online chat for young women with PCOS that allows you to chat with others your age who are coping with PCOS, along with a nurse educator and a dietitian to help with nutrition questions, weight management and other issues. We also have many health guides and a booklet of information, plus a PCOS blog with new topics each month. All of this information is free!

Here are links to our information:

PCOS chat info: http://youngwomenshealth.org/online-health-chats/  Our next chat is Wednesday, Feb. 18th 2015, from 7-8pm EST.

PCOS health guides: http://youngwomenshealth.org/pcos-all-guides/

PCOS blogs: http://teenspeak.org/category/pcos/

PCOS booklet: PCOS Resources for a Healthier You