|Apr 11th, 2012, 01:43 AM||#11|
Trying to conceive (TTC)
New BnB member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
It was really great to find your message. I have also recently found out I have PCO not PCOS and have had so much trouble finding information on just PCO. Most websites assume because you have PCO then you must have the syndrome as well.
In a way I had hoped it was PCOS as I am very tall and have been slim my whole life (thankfully) but in the last five years or so I've been steadily putting on weight even though I eat a healthy diet and exercise 5 times a week. And I cannot attribute the weight gain to anything else other than age :-) (and when I say weight gain I mean I have gone from around 82kg in my early 30's to now nearly 90kg and am 180cm tall).
So after 10 months of charting temps (and near perfect cycles) and 10 months of BFN's we were referred to a wonderful FS and had all the blood tests, including hormones, insulin, thyroid and cholesterol (which all came back normal) as well as an ultrasound with dye.
The FS initially thought I had PCOS because as a teenager I had severe and irregular periods as well as terrible acne. I was put on the pill at 16 and changed to Diane 35 in my early 20's as the acne hadn't disappeared. So I was on the pill through til I was 37 (so 21 years!) and had no idea what a real or normal period was like until I came off the pill and DH and I started TTC in April last year.
Before all the tests the FS thought it could be PCOS because of what my periods and skin were like as a teenager, but after all the tests came back she was able to rule it out. I have one polycystic ovary and one perfectly healthy one.
So, whilst it was good to know that there is basically nothing preventing us from getting pregnant - it's also frustrating that there is nothing wrong. If that makes sense.
We are going to try naturally again in May one last time and if still no luck then we'll try IUI.
What I would like to know is... if I have one polycystic ovary and one good ovary how are we to know if each month is a 'good' ovulation or not?? I mean - my cycles are almost textbook. I definitely ovulate on day 14 and my cycle is 27 days long (I know you're suppose to ovulate 14 days before period but I don't). I know I ovulate because my temp increases from 36.3/36.4 to 36.7/36.8 and stays up until day 1.
So what I'm curious about is if I have one polycystic ovary and one normal ovary, is it the normal ovary which is ovulating each month?
Any info on PCO would be greatly appreciated.
|Apr 13th, 2012, 06:28 AM||#12|
Active BnB Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Midlands, UK
hi everyone, I'm new to BnB and just discovered 3 days ago that I most likely have one poly cystic ovary (right ovary) by my GP who didn't give me much information but only asked me to try and loose weight by exercising and eating healthy. I'm currently on CD46 and very confused . Any advice is very much welcome......
btw...my doctor said they can't do anything until May which is 12months of trying and i should come back then....i have the mind to change doctors as i think my current ones have been useless since even before i started ttc...
thanks for listening
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