I am about to be diagnosed with PCOS (fingers crossed this afternoon) and we really want to start trying for a baby in the new year. I'm just wondering what I need to bring up with my GP, I know I'm overweight (about 4 stone, though you wouldn't know to look at me) and that this is an issue. Also I have been on BCP for about 10 years so I don't even know if I ovulate at all really. Have been charting since coming off the pill just over 2 weeks ago and no sign of ovulation yet, although with the BCP I can understand that this may be an issue.
I'm a born worrier so would be grateful for any advice on what to ask.
When I went in for my PCOS testing (yes, I have it...VERY badly) the doc did a bunch of blood tests to see where my progesterone and testosterone levels were at. They also did an internal ultrasound to see my ovaries (100-200 cysts on each one), wrote down the symptoms I have; overweight, anovulation, irregular or skipped periods (used to bleed for 6 months straight). After all those tests were done and I had surgery for gall stones (took out my gall bladder) she sent me for an HSG to see if my tubes were blocked and to make sure my uterus looked normal (the most UNpleaseant test EVER) then, once the results came back that it IS normal she put me on clomid....and now I'm PG. Good luck, I hope things work out very VERY well for you!
Thanks girls. Well the doctor reckons it is PCOS. My ultrasound showed lots of little cysts on my ovaries and I have lots of the symptoms, but my blood tests came back normal, so as he said that he is not an expert and it is a specialist field I am being referred to a gynaecologist. Should have a code to book an appointment by the end of the week. Hope the waiting list isn't too long!
Yeah it does appear to be quite normal. On the plus side I appear to have ovulated so that's great. I seem to be quite lucky in that respect. My cousin also has PCOS, but she is very slim and has no af at all!
Now I just have to wait for the GYN - 3rd Jan - not bad for the NHS!
Hello, i am new to this website. I have PCOS and i am 21 years. My partner and i are really TTC without any luck. We dont have much that we decided to try but feels like forever. Does drinking folic acid really help out ?
I was diagnosed with PCOS and although not overweight, it was causing annovulation. We went to the fertility doctor in September 2016, three rounds of Clomid later I fell pregnant. I know I'm very lucky but I just wanted to give you some hope that you're on the right track by seeing a doctor. Good luck.
Hello I have pcos and when I went to gyno for treatment as tried for three years. They refused to give me clomid until I lost a bit of weight. Only was about two stone over. Then when I went back o did lose a stone they gave me meds and I got pregnant. Just a heads up as nhs do like to see you making an effort before they give fetility meds. But I believe losing the weight also helped me conceive good luck x
A woman will be diagnosed to have PCOS if she fulfills two of the following three criteria:
1. Infrequent or absent ovulation (egg production), usually associated with irregular menstrual cycles. Typically, the majority of women with PCOS have a period every 2-3 months. About 20% have no period at all and 15% have apparently regular cycles.
2. Signs of excess male hormone such as increased facial hair and/or acne. Some women will only have an increased level of androgens in their blood without any external features.
3. The presence of an increased number of the small ovarian cysts on ultrasound scan (>12 per ovary) or an increased ovarian volume (> 10 CC).
Diagnosing PCOS with Ultrasound
In a polycystic ovary, the numerous small cystic structures, also called antral follicles, give the ovaries a characteristic "polycystic" (many cysts) appearance on ultrasound.
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