A PCOS Diagnosis Isn’t Enough

Did anyone ever ask WHY your body was struggling when they gave you the PCOS Diagnosis?

To discover your PCOS root cause we need to start by asking why! Why are you having period problems, infertility, and weight gain? Why?

Doctors seek to label your collection of symptoms with a diagnosis. This leads them to medications and procedural options to address unwanted symptoms. The problem is those medications don’t treat the root of the issue.

Well, in this video we’re going to look at the difference between being labeled with a diagnosis and getting a full PCOS workup. Let’s dive in so you can start discovering the root cause of your PCOS. 


Did you get a full workup or just a diagnosis when you went to the doctor with the concern of infertility?
The missing question from most women’s PCOS fertility struggle and is why. It’s the key to how to repair your fertility

The PCOS Diagnosis 

Being given a diagnosis is a big deal. You have just been told that something is wrong and your body isn’t working properly
Your health practitioner likely ran a few blood tests and then let you know the tests were consistent with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Medical professionals go through a lot of training. They learn to put together the puzzele pieces of what your symptoms and test results are indicating. So don’t get me wrong this diagnosis is an important piece of information. But the next step is equally important to understand your options of treatment. 
Your doctor will likely jump from the diagnosis straight to the discussion of medications and procedures. But they just skipped over the most important question of all and that is why?
Why is your cycle off, why aren’t your ovulating, and why are your hormones not supporting a healthy pregnancy
When we seek to understand why your body is struggling we can provide it with the care it needs. Your body wants to function in a healthy way but something is stopping it.  

A Full PCOS Workup

Looking further into your symptoms, what they are telling you? As we order additional tests and look at the root cause(s) of your PCOS, it begins making sense and the management options become obvious
Discovering your PCOS root cause is exciting. No more frustrating feelings of helplessness. Now you can adopt a natural approach to helping your body instead of forcing it to ovulate and get pregnant. 

Treatment of PCOS

Medications to assist in ovulation isn’t a bad idea, in fact, medications such as Clomid or Letrozole have helped thousands of women get pregnant. Modern medicine is miraculous, but it can’t replace the good health, natural care, and healing that lifestyle can provide your body
Simple adjustments to what you eat, quality of sleep, and stress management can have tremendous improvements in your PCOS fertility. This is why lifestyle management is actually the first recommendation in PCOS research. 
Studies also or show a decreased risk of miscarriage when you can conceive naturally. But don’t panic at this. It doesn’t mean that you are at high risk of a miscarriage if you undergo infertility treatment. f you take medications or need procedures to get pregnant you are not destined for a miscarriage. The research merely suggests that if you repair your fertility enough to get pregnant then chances are that you’ve balanced your hormones adequately to sustain a healthy pregnancy to term
There is nothing wrong with seeking infertility assistance while adjusting your lifestyle. So get started with a full workup and then decide what the best path forward is for you. 

Getting started with Natural PCOS Remedies

While there are several health change that can have a wonderful impact on your PCOS fertility, the food you eat is a great place to start. You don’t have to be perfect but the combination of carefully choosing and avoiding certain foods can nourish your hormone back into balance. Get started with My PCOS Fertility Meal Plan 



A significant PCOS  struggle I have seen a lot is getting a diagnosis, but not a full, proper workup.


Doctors seek to lump your symptoms and tests into a diagnosis so they can move on to offering you the treatment options they provide. 



Your fertility hormones, the hormones that regulate your periods, and are responsible for good or poor fertility.


Your PCOS hormones and your reproductive hormones are at the tippy, tippy top of the hormone pyramid. There are a lot of stages where things can go wrong beneath your PCOS hormones.


In a proper workup, we look at each one of those symptoms and dig into what they are telling us. But we also want to get more labs to help us know what you can do to care for your body and fix the problem.


Back up a little bit and ask why? Why are you having irregular cycles? Why are you having anovulatory or non-conceivable cycles? Why are you dealing with recurrent miscarriages? It really comes down to the why are your hormones off?  


Ultimately, after a few months of making some changes, the women I work with see their periods return to normal, ovulation occurs as expected and many get their positive pregnancy test within 3-5 months.  


Ashlene Korcek PA-C 

Hi there! I’m Ashlene Korcek, the PCOS Mama and founder of Nourished to Healthy

I help women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome balance their hormones naturally so that they can take back control of their bodies, boost their fertility, and ultimately live free from the symptoms of PCOS. Like you, I have PCOS, I was diagnosed while struggling with infertility and was told I likely would never have children. Even as a board-certified Physician Assistant I felt lost about what to do and very alone! Fast forward 5 years and I have 3 healthy children, but I never want another woman to feel lost and alone the way I did!

You can break free from the downward spiral of PCOS and feel amazing in your own skin again! 

Read more about my story of how I repaired my fertiltiy and cracked my weight struggle code for good here!

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