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What to Do When the Doctor Says It's PCOS: (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Paperback – March, 2003
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There is probably nothing good to be said about this book that hasn't been said, so I will focus instead on the things that alarmed me. In no particular order:
1. The author claims that it is not understood why women with PCOS have higher miscarriage rates than healthy women. In fact, it is often the case that pregnant women with PCOS have low progesterone rates. It is imperative that a woman with PCOS have her progesterone levels tested should she become pregnant, and that she use supplementary progesterone under her doctor's care if need be. This is of course only one cause of miscarriage but is very common among women with PCOS (who have low progesterone as a general rule), it is easy to check, and has the potential to save a pregnancy. (I am editing this point to point out that many years and many fertility treatments later - I am no longer a believer in the progesterone theory. I think weak ovulations leads to low progesterone and therefore m/c. Supplementing with p4 does work sometimes but in most cases I think low p4 indicates an unhealthy pregnancy rather than something than can be fixed)
2. The author claims that after the first few weeks of pregnancy (actually once he says few and once he says 12) a woman should go off a metformin.Read more ›
If, however, you've known the basics of PCOS for some time now, this book is little help.
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This book has helped me learn alot about PCOS and what effects it!! It is very informational.and would be a great book for anyone just finding out they have PCOS. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by JessicaG
I wish I had this book when I was first diagnosed with PCOS. This book introduces many different aspects of PCOS evaluation and treatment options in language that the patient can... Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by C. DeZarn
I sure didn't know what to read when I was diagnosed. There are a wealth of articles online if you do some basic researching. But I wanted hard copies of information. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by cwms
If you've just been diagnosed with PCOS this book gives a lot of information and explanations to help you through the diagnosisPublished on November 24, 2008 by K. Fitzgerald
Considering that this was published in 2003 and written by a pair of non-specialists (a family practitioner as opposed to an endocrinologist and a how-to author who's written about... Read morePublished on January 26, 2008 by teaweed
I cannot add a revi9ew as ordered book for a relative and gave to them.Published on May 19, 2007 by Anne C. Lara