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Is it possible to ovulate and not have a period?

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Hi, I was diagnosed with pcos about 4yrs ago. I was on loestrin and metformin as treatment. I no longer take either and have n't since march of last yr because no insurance. I had sex 12th of dec, very light spotting on the 23rd. Had a neg urine test at hosp on jan 1st. I also had sex on 30th of dec. I haven't had AF since apr 11, so I can't go by missed AF for preg. I've noticed a lot of vaginal discharge, more than ever. Sometimes it's like an egg white, mucous consisty, sometimes it's watery. I know that egg white mucous is sometimes a sign of ovulation, but I haven't had a period. My question is, if I'm not pregnant, which I doubt because of the pcos, what else could it be? Is it possible to ovulate and not have a period? Is it even possible that I could be pregnant? This is the first I have had discharge like this since my pregnancies 7 and 9 yrs ago. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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replied January 26th, 2012
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A30789
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
It is possible that you have occasional ovulation even if you have PCOS. The increase in vaginal secretions could suggest pregnancy if you had been sexually active around ovulation time. An ultrasound scan done will help to identify if you have ovulated or if you are pregnant. Urine pregnancy tests can at times show false negative results. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your recent symptoms and absent periods. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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