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Thread: How do you pronounce PCOS?

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    Default How do you pronounce PCOS?

    When you say PCOS out-loud, do you say "pee - cee - oohh - ess" or do you say "pee - coss"

    Just interested


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    I say Pee See Oh Ess

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    Interesting. I've always said P - COS, be interesting to see what other people do

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    P-COS here.

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    How bizarre? I have never heard P-Cos before...

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    P-cos here too Not 100% sure I had p-cos itself, sometimes the dr spoke of just P-C-O for me. hehe

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    Yeah all the Dr's I've ever seen have said PCO or PCOS not Pee-Cos...

    I find this very interesting

    What a great question Cherie

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    Oohh, so a bit of both ...

    I've always assumed that it's pronounced p-cos, but both my OB's have pronounced it pee-cee-ohh-ess, so I wondered if I was the only one.

    Thankfully I'm not

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    So who's right? LOL the dr's or the patients Would love to know if any Dr's say it?

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    Hmm... interesting... I've never really paid much attention to what the doctors call it. I'll have to start taking notes on what they say.

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    I pronounce it polly-sis-tick-oh-vary-sin-drome. The doctor for whom I used to work would say "pee-see-oh", "pee-see-oh-ess" or "pee-cos"... or polycystic ovary syndrome. Usually it was the long version and then "her condition" or something similar after that.

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    I've always said "pee coss".

    Reminds me a bit of "ICSI" actually. Before I met other people on IVF I would have said "eye see ess eye" but now I know it's "ick-see".

    Funny, isn't it?

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    My FS calls it ick-see, too! (and hence, so do I!)

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    I always called it the initials names Pee Cee Ohh Ess, and would have called ICSI as eye see ess eye until I've now been educated!

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    I always said pee-see-oh-ess but one doctor called it P-Coss and i laughed and thought he was uneducated!! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cailin View Post
    So who's right? LOL the dr's or the patients
    Depends on who you ask

    BTW - I've always said "ick-si" too, not "eye-see-ess-eye". Maybe I'm just a lazy talker. I'm pretty sure my FS pronounced it ick-si too though.

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