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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 12:02 PM   1
Ladybuggz
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Think I might have PCOS? Advice Please!


Hey Ladies,
As the title suggests, I think I might have PCOS. I've just taken an online questionnaire and the results were a high probability that I have the condition.

I came off BCP back in October, have had only one 'period' (it was suspiciously light) which came after 28 days since stopping the pill. Cycle two is currently approaching 3 months long with no AF in sight. I've had both urine and blood tests done to test for pregnancy and all were negative.

When I first began my periods (13 years old) there were incredibly painful and heavy. I was put on Microgynon 30 after a few months to try and reduce the pain and flow (I also use to suffer huge blood clots). 2 years ago I decided to talk to my GP regarding AF (it was still excrutiating after years). He gave me an ultrasound and everything was normal. I was prescribed Cerazette as it was likely to stop my periods (which it did). Is it possible to develop PCOS anytime? The ultrasound came back as normal.

I have several symptoms including no periods, acne, fine (but lots) of hair on my chin and top lip. I've also been experiencing huge weight gain over a short amount of time; I've always borderlined underweight (18 BMI) despite eating like a horse however this past year my BMI had increased to 21. I'm putting weight on really easy. My younger sister has been told she suffers PCOS and my mum suffered fibroids and irregular periods.

I was told to go back to the doctors (regarding the lack of periods) when I reach six months since coming off BCP. I'm tempted to go now (4 months ttc) and discuss my worries regarding PCOS. Would you ladies hold out till six months or go to an appointment on Monday?



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 13:36 PM   2
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If you are worried about pcos, i would not wait. Pcos can make it difficult to conceive so i would hate to see you wait any longer when there are solutions. I also suffer from pcos and conceiving is hard. Your symptoms sound like pcos to me. Sorry babe. I hope you get some answers soon.



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 13:59 PM   3
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Thanks for the reply! It's really encouraging to see that your a mum and have pcos



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 00:41 AM   4
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I have similar symptoms. Probably took the same assessment and freaked myself out, especially because I've now had 3 Lh surges and still haven't ovulated and on Cd 53. Hoping its just post-pill ammorhea (I think that's what it's called) and things will become normal. Hope it's just the BCPs messing with both of us. Pcos scares me. I've always had this great fear of infertility, since I was like, 13



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 02:35 AM   5
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In answer to your question - yes. Everything you describe sounds like PCOS and like me, you might find that another scan diagnoses you with PCOS. I'm certain I had this at 16 but when I was scanned there was nothing of substance to see. At the age of 25 I was scanned again and diagnosed with PCOS and went straight onto Metformin 1500mg a day. I lost bout a stone and a half and having waited a whole year after coming off the pill my cycles returned.

You bcp story is just like mine and I loathe that doctors just chuck pills at young women with no thought to the root cause. I'm thinking that although your symptoms are classic, it might be that it's a while before they find enlarged ovaries of any significance. However, I would be super keen to get another scan. Does your dr know you're trying? If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I often think the younger you are the less doctors are concerned about helping with fertility issues.

I should mention that after my own cycles returned, I had three months before I was pregnant with my now 3yr old. With PCOS, most women simply need the right treatment so don't panic about it. The fact that you are not massively overweight is a huge help too!

Keep updates going!



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 22:20 PM   6
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It sounds like you have PCOS. I was told that I have PCOS when I was 17 years old. It has made it very difficult to get pregnant. I will say this: I wish I knew then what I know now. It would have made my life a lot easier!

There are ways of dealing with PCOS. You can go the natural route or you can ask your dr. to give you drugs. I personally don't recogmend the drugs, but they have been able to help some people. You can google "natural ways to cure PCOS" and find some very good information.

Good luck to you and baby dust for everyone!



 
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