I am new here. I am 24 years old, married, and studying to be a registered nurse. A little over a year ago, I started having problems with my ovaries (cysts). I had surgery in January to have one abnormal cyst removed because they suspected it could be cancerous (it wasn't). Up until this past month, I wasn't having any more problems. But we started trying to conceive this month and now I feel like I have a cyst on each ovary. So, I'm a little worried! But I'm trying to stay optimistic. I do have a very regular period (every 26 days) and my obsetrician says I don't have PCOS.
I have an account at Fertility Friend, but this is my first month of charting so I don't think I'm doing it as well as I could and I'm also having a hard time trying to figure out whether or not my chart shows any signs that I could be pregnant. Are there people here who can look at these charts and maybe tell me something?
I'm sorry that you are having a problem with cysts. As long as you are still ovulating, they should not interfere with you conceiveing. You may want to speak to your doctor. Have you started taking any prenatal vitamins yet?
They can monitor you and also read your charts to see if you will need to see a fertility specialist. When temping, it is important to take your temp as the same time every day. You should also monitor your cervical position and cervical mucus to help in predicting ovulation. Also, opks can be a big help.
You should join us in the 'getting pregnant' forum. There are a lot of wonderful women there going through the same thing. I hope to see you there!
I have been taking prenatals ever since I decided I was going to stay off the pill, back in January.
I have been doing pretty good taking my temperature, there was a couple of days that I took it way later than usual. I wasn't very good at checking CM either, lol! But, I'm going to read up more and if I'm not pregnant this month, I'll be sure to do better next month.
My husband says that we should try for a couple more months and if nothing has happened, we're going to talk to my doctor. I don't want to jump to conclusions because I know the cysts aren't cancerous and we haven't been trying long enough to really approach him with a "problem".
unfortunatly most OB/GYN dr don't consider it to be a problem until you have been TTC for over 12 months in a row. As far as the charts the best reference you can get from them is after 3 months of charting. it will give you a rough estimate as to when you are ovulating.
odd fact: Even healthy women can miss a month or two of ovulating in a callander year.
I suffer from pcos and insulin resistance ttc for 2 years. I am 8 weeks pregnant.
i am also new here and suffer from pcos. i have been trying to get pregnant for 4 years now and nothing. i started taking a pill called ovulex, and vitamins fish oil and folic acid. i am also charting my basal temp. my cysts are not big enough to have surgery on and i went through some infertility procedures. if these things dont work i will be going back to infertility. there are some books on infertility that are great i will write back later with the names of them.... sorry could not be of more help.
I, too, assumed my doctor wouldn't even consider the fact that there could be a problem unless I had been trying for a year. But the day I was released from the hospital, he told me to come back at the end of the summer if I hadn't gotten pregnant and he would refer me to a fertility specialist. Scary.
I wonder if I have PCOS....I don't really have any of the symptoms, though. Or any ones I do have, I don't know if they are severe enough to qualify as a symptom.
It's best to start taking prenatals as soon as you start trying, but many women do not know that. So I'm glad your starting on the right foot!
It is commonly excepted that you shouldn't see your doctor until you have been trying for one year. However, that is not 100% correct. If you are completely (to the best of your knowledge) reproductivly healthy, then you should wait a year. However, say you are charting and do not see ovulation for three months or longer, you should go to your doctor. Chances are they will refer you at that time. I, personally, have a ovulation problem. My doctor gave me 6 weeks and if I hadn't ovulated in that time, she was to refer me to a specialist. I do not (as far as everyone knows) have pcos. You can have cysts and not have pcos. It works the other way, you can have pcos, and not have cysts (go figure). And when you do not have pcos and a history of painful cysts. Ovulation inducing drugs are not always an option (like in my case) therefore, only a specialist can help.
I hope you get your bfp before you even need to worry about a doctor though!!
My wife too suffers from ovarian cysts. We have been trying to get pregnant for over two years. A few months ago, we decided that she should get prescription for glucophlage after speaking to our fertility doctor. My brother-in-law(who is a dentist) suggested that I we try taking goji berry juice before she starts putting chemicals in her body. He had been prescribing it to his patients for a year or so to help with periodontal disease with great success. In his studies he discovered that it has also been an effective fertility enhancer/cyst reducer. I am very skeptical of health food fads, so I told him that I didn't think it was for us. He persisted and gave us a months supply as a gift. So I thought what the heck...I'll try it. After just a couple of days, we both noticed that we were getting the best sleep of our lives. We attributed this to the juice and since insomnia has always been an issue for both of us, we have continued to take it for the last 4 months. At my wife's last annual her doctor found no signs of cysts! Now I am happy to report that last week we found out that we are pregnant. I am a believer now, and I hope that other women will benefit from this wonderful all natural alternative. The following is a link to the company that I buy goji from. Check it out and judge for yourself. I hope this helps.
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Goji helps people with a lot of different ailments and I think it is great. The web site is freelife.goodlife(.com) If that doesnât show up please PM me for the link. Thanks.