I’m an odd case. I was diagnosed a little over ten years ago, but told by a doctor 6 months ago that she thinks I was misdiagnosed. I’ll get another Opinion when I next live in an English speaking country.
Symptoms: hair on my neck (thick and coarse. I pluck daily. I do have insanely thick head hair though). Moderatly severe acne until I was 24, when it magically cleared up apart from a few spots around my period (but from age 12 to age 24 there literally wasnt one pimple free day). The acne thing happened to my mother though, so may be unrelated (she definitely doesn’t have PCOS). I’m overweight, not obese, a but I believe that’s my unhealthy lifestyle. In the past, when I ate healthier and exercised frequently, there was no more difficulty than the average person in losing weight. I also am very curvy, and carry no more on my stomach than is proportianally expected (my boobs and butt, on the other hand!).
My periods are oddly regular, in that they can shift by a day or 2, and have gradually shifted between three and five weekly, but I absolutely get one monthly, and can predict it within a 5 day period. These shifts happen over months and months though, not 5 weeks to 3 weeks in one month. I used to occasionally skip periods, or have them very late, but the last time that happened was when I was 18, I’m 27 now. I also get severe period pain, my ultrasound that undiagnosed” me was actually to look for endometriosis signs (none were found).
I have no insulin resistance (last checked 9 months ago) and I believe from CM signs and obvioushormonal changes that I ovulate.
How did I find out: When I was 16, through a pelvic ultrasound and blood work. “undiagnosed” through a transvaginal ultrasound and discussion of symptoms.
Family: none, but a tonne of diabetes.
TTC: from what I know it can be harder to concieve and the risks of miscarriage go up. Certain drugs can help with this. Fiance and I plan on TTC in about 2 years (we need to be living in the same country and married first). This is be no means ideal, our money will be very, very tight (although we are saving ahead), but we wanted to leave time for fertility treatments if they are needed. I did read a stat that around 80% of women with PCOS will be able to have a baby somehow though (treatments or naturally).