(Closed) My PCOS is gone? Thoughts?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

PCOS is a treatable issue, but not curable. Chances are your weight loss, your maturing endocrin system, and your diet and exercise have helped reverse some of the effects, though with other hormonal shifts through the course of your life this could change again. This means you could very well be ovulating (congrats!) but it doesn’t mean that becoming pregnant will be a cake walk.

And yes, it’s possibly to still have a flow without ovulating. That’s partly what birth control pills do.

Post # 4
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse

Stephville:  Your doctor will probably tell you to start with OPK’s. If you’re not getting positives then that’s when I would consult a doctor. I have also heard that women with PCOS can get false positives on their ovulation tests. I agree with the other girl–your diet and exercise has probably helped tremendously. I just went to the gyno this AM and she mentioned to me that people with PCOS can change everything and help themselves with diet and exercise. I would start doing OPK’s then in 3-6 months if it’s not showing what it should then I would consult your gyno!

Good luck!

Post # 5
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Stephville:  Your doctor will probably tell you to use the at-home urine tests that test for LH, or to chart your temperature. The most a doc can do it a blood tests for progesterone and check your thyroid to make sure that isn’t also an issue.

But I’m no expert on TTC. I don’t want to TTC. I just have PCOS (dx at 16).

Post # 6
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would recommend charting over OPK’s. An OPK will show that your body is gearing up to ovulate, but can’t confirm that it actually happens.

It sounds very promising that your body is getting back on track. All of your hard work with eating healthy and exercising is paying off, for sure. Having pretty regular cycles is a really good indication that things are likely functioning normally in there 🙂

Good luck TTC!

Post # 7
2905 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My RE said that it’s extremely unlikely to have regular periods if you’re not ovulating. He was pretty convinced that, even without charting, that my regular 31-33 day cycles was pretty conclusive  evidence of ovulation. Losing weight can definitely improve your fertility when you have PCOS, as can clean eating. Congrats! It sounds like you’re doing wonderfully and hopefully you’ll have an easy time TTC!

Post # 9
50 posts
Worker bee

I too suggest OPK’s I wouldn’t just assume.

 I have PCOS amongst other things and my FI’s fertility is questionable too (kidney failure).I went through a long stage where I did not ovulate at all, I’d almost given up on having more children, my ds is 8 and I have been ttc for about 5 years now. Well I managed to lose quite a bit of weight, 56lbs over the last two years.

I went back to see my doctor as my periods have calmed down, I still need medication but they are better. He suggested I start using OPK’s again. 2 days in and boom I was ovulating. however I have not had the same luck this month but Doc said this might be the case for me. 

Well at least its a step in the right direction, just need to get Fiance a new kidney and just maybe 😀


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