Help! I need some advice on this and some information. I have been doing some independent research on pcos and I am afraid I have all the symptoms! But my doctor says I am crazy, and won't do any more testing on me. If anyone has any advice, or knows of some good web sites on this, please send them to me. I would appreciate it!
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replied January 2nd, 2004
Hi Im New to the Forum
Question can I ask you what is pcos. I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks
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replied January 12th, 2004
Hi,
I have pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is some kind of a hormone inbalance where instead of the egg ovulating they turn into cysts on your ovaries instead. I was diagoned during laproscopic surgery. My ovaries were full of cysts and inflamed. They did a wedge resection or ovarian drilling to cure the problem which they did. Many women get pregnant immediately after this procedure. Your Dr. May even put you on clomid immediately afterwards which also helps the ovulation process.Sometimes they may also just try the clomid if they suspect you have it before doing the surgery to see if that works.A very simple blood test to check your progesterone level on day 21 of your cycle is the best way to tell if you are ovulating.(day 1 being the first day of your period). I think they look for a level of 8 or higher (if I remember right) to determine if you are ovulating.
Good luck,
donna
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replied January 12th, 2004
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If your doctor won't listen to you, find another doctor. No medical professional should dismiss their patient's symptoms, but they should follow through to find out what is wrong.

I wish you all the best!
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replied January 19th, 2004
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I would find a new Dr...



But make sure you find one that know about pcos there are alot of dr that don't...



Soulcysters.Com ...That is a very good site for pcos....And there are many ladies on there that can help you
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replied March 2nd, 2004
If you are trying to get pregnant I would see a fertility specialist (if you can afford it) and the soulcysters website has tons of info and many women with pcos like us!
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replied August 25th, 2004
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Hey I just recently been diagnosed with pcos and I think I have had it for quite sometime because me and my husband have been trying to conceive for four years and nothing, but I just found out I had this symptom. I was wondering if there is anything that can make these cysts go away? Please if anyone can give me some info on treatment options and advice on things other women are doing to deal with pcos I would really appreciate it. Does everyone with this symptom end up with diabetes and loss of hair etc.? Thanks
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replied March 23rd, 2005
Hello Mandy
I just found out I have pcos today at my obgyn doctor apointment,
i dont know alot about it but I do there treatment options like birth control pills and ovlaution medicne like clomid or melformin and nature medicne called tonic and angus cactus,
in all the info its say we can lose our hair and thinning of our hair.
Well my hair has been coming out in plam fulls
but there not much we can do I dont think, that I know of.
I have been irregural periods for years and I ve only been pregant once and I miscarried in 2001 and they said it was blighted ovum.
I got wax or use hair remover for this embessing hair on my face chin chest and belly and back, it incredibly gross.
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replied June 22nd, 2005
Hey Mandy
I don't know how it works for you in the states, but in canada we have to be referred to a obgyn, or any type of specialist, so I was told over and over that there was nothing wrong with me, when in reality my doctors were general practitioners that couldn't admitt they didn't know what they were doing. I was told straight out that I was fine, and there was no reason I shouldn't get pregnant. When I finaly found a doctor who would refer me (years later) I found out I have pcos, without the cysts and have to take metformin, and I also have endometriosis, and had to have surgery to remove it.

Trust your instincts. If you think there's a problem, keep badgering them or find a doctor who will listen to you. Some cases of infertillity can only be diagnosed through invasive meassures, so if they say its nothing, they are just guessing. Remember they get paid buy the visit, so the longer they can keep you coming the more $$$ they make. Stand up for yourself. Make your doc. Listen or get a new one.

Good luck.
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replied May 20th, 2006
donnan wrote:
hi,
I have pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is some kind of a hormone inbalance where instead of the egg ovulating they turn into cysts on your ovaries instead. I was diagoned during laproscopic surgery. My ovaries were full of cysts and inflamed. They did a wedge resection or ovarian drilling to cure the problem which they did. Many women get pregnant immediately after this procedure. Your Dr. May even put you on clomid immediately afterwards which also helps the ovulation process.Sometimes they may also just try the clomid if they suspect you have it before doing the surgery to see if that works.A very simple blood test to check your progesterone level on day 21 of your cycle is the best way to tell if you are ovulating.(day 1 being the first day of your period). I think they look for a level of 8 or higher (if I remember right) to determine if you are ovulating.

Good luck,
donna


where do you get them to wedge your ovary?? My doctor told me nobody will do this anymore, I feel like i'm going crazy nothing works, she told me she had pcos but she considers herself "cured" of it after she had her ovaries wedged because it basically reversed everything she felt, but she said most doctors won't do it anymore they try to help with pills, which I just don't get I would rather have the surgery so I could feel normal again.
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