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Do I Have PCOS?

Postby Julianna » Wed May 21, 2008 10:52 pm

About 10 years ago I had some missed periods and went to the dr who did an ultra sound and saw that my ovaries appeared polycystic. since I was young at the time and not trying to get pregnant we figured we would cross that bridge when we came to it.

Now I am at the bridge, I have not had another ultra sound to "look" at my ovaries but I have had regular periods every 28 days

for over ten years. According to and OTC ovulation predictor kit, I ovulate regularly on days 14 and 15. I do not have any of the other symptoms like weight, hair loss, skin tags or anything like that.

How can I know for sure? We have been TTC for six months...no luck. I am wondering if I should seek a formal diagnosis with blood work.

Thoughts?
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Postby Dakota » Tue May 27, 2008 8:57 pm

You can have systic ovaries and not have PCOS. It does not sound like you do have PCOS, but the only way to find out is to have a fasting glucose test done. If you are not seeing and RE, the best way to do this is to go to a GYN or reg Dr, but you need to specify that it is for PCOS, not diebeties, as the #'s are different.

Hope this helps...GL!
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Postby to_have_fun08 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:03 pm

Juliana,
My cousin was diagnosed with PCOS so I investigated to see if I might have it. I have a lot of the symptoms like weight gain, excessive hair and acne but every site I went to said that you could have different symptoms but the one thing all PCOS patients have in common is that they don't ovulate regularly. I ovulate regularly so I haven't checked into this further. If it further troubles you then you could always ask your DR for their opinion.

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Postby sugabeanzs » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:05 am

I had regular periods as well for awhile but then they stopped. I have weight gain as my only symptom (which I did not have till the periods went away). Other than that, no problem with extra hair or skin tags. However, the only way to tell if you have it is a blood test. Test for testosterone and estrogen levels. Higher testosterone better chances you have it!
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Postby ivfnurse » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:18 pm

The fact that you have normal cycles, you ovulate, and you do not have any of the other symptoms it is unlikely you have PCOS. However, the only way to truly know for sure is with blood work and an ultrasound.
I am an infertility nurse and I work in a major IVF facility. I am willing to answer questions and give guidance, however, since I am not treating you, only your physician can give you the most accurate information.
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