Possible PCOS?!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1258 posts
Bumble bee

No way, go see another doctor if the walk-in doctor tells you that you should be trying for 12 months before seeing a specialist. Or schedule the appointment with your regular doctor as soon as you can. Have they done hormone level test/bloodwork yet along with your ultrasounds?

I have pcos and it took my regular doctor 8 months (that’s 8 months without a period) before he referred me to a gyno who did all the bloodwork/ultrasounds/tests with me right away. The gyno said that doc was an idiot (in a nicer way) for not referring me sooner.

I think walk-in doctors are kinda bogus sometimes. They don’t want to step on regular doctor’s toes, but if they see a potential issue, they should just write the referral and cc your regular doctor on results/information, etc. 

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@WillowB:  I am going through the process of being tested for PCOS and I don’t fit the description to a “t”, either. I do have oily skin, thinning hair (boo), and some cystic acne.  However, my periods are fairly regular and I ovulate every month.  Perhaps it’s a mild case?  I don’t know how that works.

Post # 6
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have very few of the typical PCOS symptoms.  I don’t have the insulin resistance, I don’t have the weird hair growth, while I’m overweight I’m not obese, I don’t have cysts.  My only symptoms are no periods and a slightly elevated testosterone level. I didn’t have a period for 7 months and my GYN immediately tested me for PCOS and diagnosed me then started me on Clomid right away.

You know your body and you have to be your own advocate.  If you think there’s an issue, get a second opinion.  Often times, a GYN can solve an issue with Clomid or something similar.

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have PCOS and I was afraid that my doctor would make me try for a year before giving me clomid. Luckily, she told me that because of my diagnosis that I only need to try for a few months. See a obgyn. Ask them to check your hormones and follow up with ultrasounds. I am 25 and I have had symptoms of pcos since I started my period. Be proactive. Your best option is to clarify the diagnosis. 

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