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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 01:18 AM   11
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This is my third cycle trying (more like 2nd because our first cycle we were doing things half assed as we were travelling). Prior to ttc I was on the pill for 6 years and it took about a year (ugh!) for my cycles to return to normal - I was very regular before and I think I'm getting back on track again.

Hope your Doctor can provide you with some answers and you get your How do they test for PCOS? (I don't really know a lot about it)



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 02:48 AM   12
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I think PCOS is more a diagnosis of exclusion really...they checked via ultrasound to see if I had any cysts on my ovaries, but she said that you can have PCOS without actually having cysts... So they also check hormone levels and go off of that.

But she said that they diagnose it a lot and there is no sure fire "yep, this is what you have because you have x" way to diagnose it. They just go by symptoms...and conclude that it's LIKELY that you have PCOS or you don't.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 15:03 PM   13
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Oh I see. Will they be able to do anything to increase your chances of conceiving if you do have PCOS? I feel like such an idiot because I'm so new to ttc and don't really know that much yet!

ETA: sorry for all the questios! Hehe. I was posting in a sleep deprived state (I have the neighbours from hell & they have been keeping us awake most nights)



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:15 PM   14
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lol. No worries,

If you have PCOS, most will put you on metformin to lower your blood sugar, which helps since most of us are overweight as well. Then...it's usually clomid to make sure you're ovulating, as quite a few also have problems ovulating.

My last few cycles have been annovulatory (no ovulation) and i've NEVER gotten a positive OPK....but this month, it was JUST ABOUT positive yesterday....so i'm pretty excited that I MAY get my first positive OPK this month.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:26 PM   15
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Thanks

Hope your opk is positive soon! *fingers crossed*



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:47 PM   16
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Thanks. I'm on metformin and soy isoflavones this month.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:55 PM   17
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You're welcome, after 5 years I hope things work out for you!

A few days ago I got a pos opk, but I find I get a pos opk once and then a week later I actually get two days of positive opks. It's like my body tries to ovulate but fails, and then gives it another ago a week later It doesn't happen all the time, but it's still frustrating!!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 01:16 AM   18
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I'm hoping that's what's going to happen with me now.

I was SOOOOO excited because my OPK's were leading up darker and darker and I thought I would finally get my first positive OPK this month and then....negative. As in...no second line AT ALL. So now i'm worried i've missed it.

We didn't DTD for a few nights because DH was sick, but I figured it would be fine since I hadn't gotten my positive OPK yet...but now, i'm worried i'm out. So maybe my body tried and failed?

I think he'd KILL me if I bought ANOTHER pack of OPK's. I've been testing multiple times per day since CD 10.



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 11:53 AM   19
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I'm hoping that's what's going to happen with me now.

I was SOOOOO excited because my OPK's were leading up darker and darker and I thought I would finally get my first positive OPK this month and then....negative. As in...no second line AT ALL. So now i'm worried i've missed it.

We didn't DTD for a few nights because DH was sick, but I figured it would be fine since I hadn't gotten my positive OPK yet...but now, i'm worried i'm out. So maybe my body tried and failed?

I think he'd KILL me if I bought ANOTHER pack of OPK's. I've been testing multiple times per day since CD 10.
Maybe your body will try again later this month? Are you stressed about anything? (I find stress can delay my ovulation day).



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 17:15 PM   20
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1 1/2 years here. Did know until about 6 months ago that I was not ovulating. Very confusing as my first daughter was a birth control baby.



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