(Closed) Confused about possible PCOS/TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t know if this helps but PCOS can go away. I was given a diagnosis as teen based on labs and US. Went on the pill for ten years and didn’t really worry about it. Came off around my wedding in June. Had 2 irregular cycles (40 ish days) along with bad acne and hair growth…thought I must still have it but my next 3 cycles were 27-31 days. We started TTC and I was pregnant in 2 months. I used OPKs on the cycle I concieved and got a positive on cd 18. I was never tested for PCOS after the first time but my OB now does not believe that I have it as I wouldn’t be having regular cycles, not to mention getting pregnant quickly. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Also, I was really worried about having trouble getting pregnant. I actually talked to my PCP about it and she was going to start me on metformin and retest me based on my 49 day cycles but like I said…we got pregnant!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

A ratio usually double or higher is indicative of hormonal issues…Now, whether that is PCOS alone by the high lh to fsh ratio is hard to tell for sure.

It is very good though your other hormones are in check- due you have high estrogen or low progesterone? And normal ovaries are a very good thing too. Some people find after losing weight, it doesnt cure their PCOS but can make their cysts and other symptoms go away. Have you had your thyroid checked either? Your TSH obviously, but also your total and free t3, t4 and your antiboides to make sure you dont have hashimotos or graves, as that can also cause ammnerea.

Also, they suggest sometimes going on the pill if you do have PCOS as that can mask your symptoms and going off of it, as soon as you do, you have a higher chance of conceiving vs. waiting a few months and your body can get back to its “old state” of high androgens.

 

Good luck! Hopefully you get some answers!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

From http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Polycystic-ovarian-syndrome/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx

“A diagnosis of PCOS can usually be made if other rare causes of the same symptoms have been ruled out and you meet at least two of the following three criteria:

– you have irregular or infrequent periods – this indicates your ovaries do not regularly release eggs (ovulate)
– blood tests show you have high levels of “male hormones” (androgens), such as testosterone (or sometimes just the signs of excess male hormones even if the blood test is normal)
– scans show you have polycystic ovaries

As only two of these need to be present to diagnose PCOS, you will not necessarily have to have an ultrasound scan and blood test before the condition can be confirmed.”

According to this, you would have met the criteria years ago. However, you no longer meet the criteria. They’re not entirely sure what causes PCOS, so it seems possible to me that it has improved. Symptoms can also improve if you lose weight… have you lost weight since then?

PS OPKs are a good way of predicting ovulation. I know it’s hard, but try not to second guess them, especially at this stage!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Mrs.Dew:  Well, it’s definitely good if you have regular ovulation (which a positive OPK around the same time each month would indicate).

I’m in an odd situation myself, because whilst my ovaries are polycystic (you can see this on US), my doctor now does not think I have PCOS… so I’m a bit more of a medical mystery! It seems more straightforward for you though. Also, in PCOS then most of the problems conceiving are due to anovulation. Positive OPKs mean things are already looking good for you!

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