Post # 1
So I couldn’t wait to see my regular doc next week for the u/s results so I went to the walk in at my clinic today. The ultrasound showed that my ovaries are showing more than the normal amount of follicles. The doctor asked me a variety of other symptom questions and felt that other than the Polycystic ovaries, I didn’t have any other symptoms that would make her want to say I had pcos for sure. She was going to write me a referral to a specialist, but changed her mind because she said that ideally we should he trying for 12 months before seeing a specialist. I understand the 12 month rule, but if an u/s is showing a potential problem, why wait? She did say though that after my Fi sees our regular doc next week and they book his SA, that once we have both of our results, our regular doc may refer us sooner.
Post # 3
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 # 4
@jlc3: The walk in doc is from the clinic I go to regularly. They all see their patients and then on certain days of the month they have to take their turn doing walk ins. I will see my regular doc next week when my husband goes in for his appointment so I will talk it all through with him then. He had also commented when in originally asked for the u/s that 6 month of trying was a little premature, but hopefully with this bit of info, he will keep the ball rolling.
I’ve googled pcos to death and she is kind of right in the fact that my symptoms don’t really align with a diagnosis of pcos. I have regular periods and have since my first cycle going off of the pill, no acne or history of acne, no skin discoloration, no abnormal hair growth, and my hormone levels earlier this month (during follicular phase) were all normal. I haven’t found a reason online as to why I would have Polycystic ovaries. But with all things, not everyone fits the mould perfectly so who knows.
Post # 5
@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
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
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.