Living With PCOS: How to Enjoy the Pleasures of Lovemaking
Alice Gray has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a female endocrine disorder caused by hormones. Her ovaries are enlarged and full of follicles containing unfertilized eggs that turned into cysts after not rupture during ovulation. As much as it might be confusing, not everyone suffering from PCOS develops polycystic ovaries. However, PCOS suffers tend to share a set of symptoms including ovarian cysts.
Ovaries should produce the male hormone (testosterone), the female hormone (estrogen), the pregnancy hormone (progesterone). Production of low estrogen and excessive testosterone quantities is a common occurrence for people suffering from PCOS. On the other hand, production of progesterone, which typically occurs during ovulation, does not happen at all.
Although doctors are still unsure why some women develop PCOS, most symptoms result from the imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. Genetics and weight gain are also considered significant contributors. Polycystic ovary syndrome is relatively common, seeing as it affects up to 15% of the female population.
Alice was lucky enough not to experience some common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome such as acne and hirsutism. Unfortunately, few doctors mention that having no physical urge is a side effect of PCOS. Without understanding what was happening to both her lovemaking life and body, Alice spent years in agony.
There are several reasons why having no physical urge is among the common side effects of PCOS. For starters, your libido depends on balanced hormones, especially the balance between female and male hormones. Secondly, you may have to deal with issues such as ruptured cysts, which feel like appendicitis, accompanied by bleeding.
For Alice, ruptured cysts caused too much pain every time she got some action. Alice experienced the pain more frequently after she delivered and one of her ovaries decided to drop. According to her doctor, that particular ovary is prone to get knocked around while she makes love. The possibility of unbearable pain terrified her such that she completely avoided lovemaking.
How to win the battle
As grim as it might sound thus far, reducing your pain and bringing pleasure back to your bedroom activities is possible. Listed below are a few solutions that worked for Alice.
Consider your timing: When it comes to PCOS, the associated pain usually coincides with menstrual cycles, meaning extra care while menstruating is necessary.