Do you have PCOS?

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Do you have PCOS?
Wed, 02-13-2013 - 4:09pm

A panel from the National Institute of Health have said that the name PCOS causes problems and confusion when diagnosing and treating women.   It focuses on one criteria of the disorder, ovarian cysts, which don't necessarily conclude a diagnosis or even occur in all women with PCOS: 

"The name PCOS is a distraction that impedes progress. It is time to assign a name that reflects the complex interactions that characterize the syndrome. The right name will enhance recognition of this issue and assist in expanding research support," said Dr. Robert A. Rizza, panel member and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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I know there are a lot of women on these boards with PCOS, and it's a struggle to get the diagnosis and proper treatment.  

What do you think about this change recommendation?