Ovarian cysts/PCOS?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Hostess
10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@orchidaloha: I haven’t personally had PCOS. My best mate had PCOS, she didn’t know about it as she got rushed into hospital and had them removed, she had cysts on both ovaries. After six months, one cyst grew back on one side and in six months it had grown to be the size of a melon, as it had grown back the ovary was removed. She was TTC for a year and in January this year gave birth to a boy. Hope all goes well for you.

Post # 4
Member
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went through a similar situation. I had an u/s back in July (because I was concerned about short, light periods) and it showed polycystic ovaries. My GP was quick to diagnose me with PCOS and put me on metformin. The diagnosis didn’t sit well with me and I began asking around. My old room mate is an obgyn and she said that PCOS is generally diagnosed with the Rotterdam criteria.  The criteria states that you must have 2 of the following 3 things in order to diagnose  PCOS : 1. Polycystic ovaries 2. Increased male hormones (androgens)  and 3. Irregular periods (less than 3-9menses per year OR annovulation. 

 

For me, only the polycystic ovaries were present. My hormone levels are normal and I have regular cycles.  I have confirmed that I ovulate with temping for the last few months and this next cycle, I will do a post-ovulation progesterone draw to be absolutely sure. 

 

Last week I  saw my RE for the first time and she confirmed what my obgyn friend said. She said I do not have PCOS. In fact, she has no desire to even test any further.  She said that polycystic ovaries occur in up to 25% of women who do not have PCOS. 

 

You will learn a lot more about your cycles after you  temp for  couple months, but don’t freak out just yet. It may also help to use  OPKs in conjunction with your temping. Good luck!  🙂 

 

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