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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 01:51 AM   1
willoughby
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PCO after miscarriage?


Hi everyone,

First of all I would like to offer my condolences to anyone who finds themselves on this board. I am so regretfully here myself.

I suffered a miscarriage at 7 weeks in late Jan. It passed without any medical intervention and my only follow up was two ultrasounds, one immediately after it happened and one two weeks later to see if all tissue had gone.

I decided to count the first day of bleeding as CD1 and thought I may ovulate approximately 2 weeks after. I started using OPK's around CD10 - not to ttc but rather to see if my body had reclaimed itself and was doing what it usually would.

Bang on time I had a positive OPK on CD14. This also happened to be the same day as my 2nd ultrasound. When I had my follow up Dr's appointment the next day she said to me "Oh! You never told me you had polycystic ovaries!" and I was like.. "Um, I don't?" According to the ultrasound report, my right ovary had a 'polycystic appearance' and I was scheduled for another ultrasound, after my next menstrual period, whenever that would be.

What I want to ask is if anyone has had an ultrasound - post miscarriage or otherwise - around the time of ovulation who has NOT got PCOS but also had 'polycystic appearance?' Like, could it be due to ovulation itself?

(For the record my period came on time, 2 weeks later but I never went for my follow up ultrasound. This was for the simple reason that my post-miscarriage bleed was SO HEAVY that I am positive any remaining tissue would have come out, also after being poked and prodded and internally scanned and examined during and immediately following mc I was 100% DONE with it all and simply couldn't face it again)

My cycle is 28 days, on time, every time. Is it possible to have such regular cycles and have PCOS? I am SURE that it was down to ovulation. Eek. Anyone have a similar kind of story to share?

Once again, so sorry for everyone's losses. Typing with crossed fingers for happy and healthy pregnancies for us all!



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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 01:16 AM   2
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Hi everyone,

First of all I would like to offer my condolences to anyone who finds themselves on this board. I am so regretfully here myself.

I suffered a miscarriage at 7 weeks in late Jan. It passed without any medical intervention and my only follow up was two ultrasounds, one immediately after it happened and one two weeks later to see if all tissue had gone.

I decided to count the first day of bleeding as CD1 and thought I may ovulate approximately 2 weeks after. I started using OPK's around CD10 - not to ttc but rather to see if my body had reclaimed itself and was doing what it usually would.

Bang on time I had a positive OPK on CD14. This also happened to be the same day as my 2nd ultrasound. When I had my follow up Dr's appointment the next day she said to me "Oh! You never told me you had polycystic ovaries!" and I was like.. "Um, I don't?" According to the ultrasound report, my right ovary had a 'polycystic appearance' and I was scheduled for another ultrasound, after my next menstrual period, whenever that would be.

What I want to ask is if anyone has had an ultrasound - post miscarriage or otherwise - around the time of ovulation who has NOT got PCOS but also had 'polycystic appearance?' Like, could it be due to ovulation itself?

(For the record my period came on time, 2 weeks later but I never went for my follow up ultrasound. This was for the simple reason that my post-miscarriage bleed was SO HEAVY that I am positive any remaining tissue would have come out, also after being poked and prodded and internally scanned and examined during and immediately following mc I was 100% DONE with it all and simply couldn't face it again)

My cycle is 28 days, on time, every time. Is it possible to have such regular cycles and have PCOS? I am SURE that it was down to ovulation. Eek. Anyone have a similar kind of story to share?

Once again, so sorry for everyone's losses. Typing with crossed fingers for happy and healthy pregnancies for us all!
Hi there,

Firstly, sorry for your loss. It's not a nice thing to go through .

To answer your question on PCO.. Yes, I have both ovaries with a polycistic appearance, but have never been diagnosed with PCOS - and I have been tested, but all testing showed my hormones were within normal ranges.

I actually second guess that I might have mild PCOS though, but because I live a very healthy lifestyle (avoiding diary, junk food and highly processed foods), I think my hormones sit in a healthy range.
Reason for thinking that, is that I never used to be as healthy, and ate heaps of diary, and my cycles were terrible.. at best 40-46 days long. When I changed my diet/lifestyle and cut out dairy, my cycles went down to a regular 30-31 days long.
So I only mention this, as you might be similar (ie: eating very well/avoiding dairy etc)..

Either way though, I think you can have PCO without actually having PCOS..



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Old Apr 20th, 2017, 09:26 AM   3
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Hi everyone,

First of all I would like to offer my condolences to anyone who finds themselves on this board. I am so regretfully here myself.

I suffered a miscarriage at 7 weeks in late Jan. It passed without any medical intervention and my only follow up was two ultrasounds, one immediately after it happened and one two weeks later to see if all tissue had gone.

I decided to count the first day of bleeding as CD1 and thought I may ovulate approximately 2 weeks after. I started using OPK's around CD10 - not to ttc but rather to see if my body had reclaimed itself and was doing what it usually would.

Bang on time I had a positive OPK on CD14. This also happened to be the same day as my 2nd ultrasound. When I had my follow up Dr's appointment the next day she said to me "Oh! You never told me you had polycystic ovaries!" and I was like.. "Um, I don't?" According to the ultrasound report, my right ovary had a 'polycystic appearance' and I was scheduled for another ultrasound, after my next menstrual period, whenever that would be.

What I want to ask is if anyone has had an ultrasound - post miscarriage or otherwise - around the time of ovulation who has NOT got PCOS but also had 'polycystic appearance?' Like, could it be due to ovulation itself?

(For the record my period came on time, 2 weeks later but I never went for my follow up ultrasound. This was for the simple reason that my post-miscarriage bleed was SO HEAVY that I am positive any remaining tissue would have come out, also after being poked and prodded and internally scanned and examined during and immediately following mc I was 100% DONE with it all and simply couldn't face it again)

My cycle is 28 days, on time, every time. Is it possible to have such regular cycles and have PCOS? I am SURE that it was down to ovulation. Eek. Anyone have a similar kind of story to share?

Once again, so sorry for everyone's losses. Typing with crossed fingers for happy and healthy pregnancies for us all!
Hi there, I am sorry for your loss.

I have also had 3x loss, in my most recent visit to my OBGYN he advised me that PCOS is generally ruled out if you have a "prefect" cycle. I also, generally, have a perfect 28 day cycle and ovulate on time. He told me that if you have PCOS you would have irregular cycles, sometimes skipping etc. Personally, I don't think it sounds like you have PCOS at all.

In my case I do have high blood pressure and insulin resistance, so he thinks I have sticky blood which will be treated with low dose aspirin.

If you are not happy with your diagnoses, change doctors. I did and I am so happy that I did. I pray that you get the answers you need and hope we all have our sticky beans soon.



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