People Are Misinformed

People Are Misinformed

Right from when I started seeing my period, my period has always been irregular. Sometimes it won't even show up for a whole year.

5 Sep, 2022

Right from when I started seeing my period, my period has always been irregular. Sometimes it won't even show up for a whole year. I was finally diagnosed early this year. My gynaecologist suspected PCOS because of all my visible symptoms like; hair growth on my chin and chest, Painful periods, acne, and weight gain. It was finally confirmed with series of tests and ultrasound. My ovaries were covered in huge cysts. I was given hormonal birth control pills to help regulate my periods. It worked, but I suffered serious side effects.

When the doctor diagnosed me with PCOS, she informed me I might not be able to birth children. I was devastated. I have always wanted children. It took me a while to get used to my new reality. Another reality so many of us who suffer from PCOS face is that we are constantly judged by people who do not even know anything about what we are going through. They believe our infertility is caused by our past. Most people do not even know what PCOS is, so they judge us without knowing the condition. September is PCOS awareness month, and I want more people to know more about this condition. I just hope my story educates a person or two.

 

 Amvi Kumar

Kolkata, India