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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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  • anyone else in pain with pcos?

    It sounds strange but recently it has felt like my ovaries have been hurting, my stomach can be quite tender to touch where they are located and it feels like they are generally aching. I was just wondering if it was normal and if anyone else has experienced pain with pcos.

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  • Metformin and no period

    Hi everyone, i hope someone can relate and give me some feedback.. i started metformin about 3 months ago. The first month and a half I was increasing my dosage until i was taking 1500mg a day. I have my period the first two months (first period was very light and second period was extremely heavy) and...

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  • PCOS, pregnancy, and medications

    Hey everybody! First I would like to start off by showing some support to my fellow PCOS ladies out there! Just wanted to discuss my pregnancy success story and get some feedback from others regarding medications during pregnancy that others have needed to take (like myself). I would first like to happily...

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  • 10 years of pcos

    I was diagnosed when I was 13, I am now 23. My case is unusual. I started birth control at 13 to help with the cysts, I was on the pill for a few years then started the depo provera shot around 18. That worked for awhile. I thought I out grew the pcos like my doctors promised would happen. Come to find...

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  • Symptom Comparison

    Hello, 36 year old in the US I sought out an endocrinologist for help losing weight. Worked out, watched what I ate and nothing worked.  I went on Contrave and lost 20 lbs. Over the past year or so my periods have gotten awful. Pressure, bloating, HEAVY bleeding with clots.   I have bloodwork...

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  • I'm in absolute agony and need some advice please.

    Hi everyone, sorry for the long post but i need some advice. Ive been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries since i was 13 years old and was told I will never have children. At 15 i had my last check up on my ovaries via labroscopy (sorry not a strong speller so please bear with me). At 16 i fell pregnant...

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  • PCOS and Norethisterone for holiday

    Hi there, I have PCOS mostly my periods are regular now. However there are times when I miss one and times when it comes later than it should. I’m going on holiday soon and don’t want it to start while I’m on holiday. Can I go to my doctor and have Norethisterone prescribed or will it not work due to...

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  • Recent PCOS Diagnosis

    I have thought that I had pcos for the last few months, and recently got the diagnosis, I’m only 17, and will have years until I’m able to find out whether I can or can’t have children, everyone’s around me has brushed it off as not a big deal, however for me, it is a big deal, as it brings a lot of...

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  • PCOS + severe bloating - please help!

    Hello everyone! Constant bloating last 4 years! Severe premenstrual bloating (constipation, distended hard abdomen, increases throughout day and goes down overnight), occurring before period, since I was 17. After taking combined pill (microgynon), the bloating has stayed constant.  It has now...

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  • Plzz suggest meee

    I am married of 7 years..trying to conceive more than 3years.. 6 months back i have done ultrasound..and my report shows Both ovaries shows multiple small follicles peripherally arranged with prominent central storms suggestive of multifollicualr ovaries.. Uterus Normal Multifollicualr ovaries Normal...

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  • Does this sound like PCOS, or could it be something else?

    For the past several months, I had experienced a lot of irregular bleeding, almost daily. Sometimes it was heavier than others. I went to the doctor and she believed it was likely that I have PCOS. She ran blood work, all of which came back normal with the exception of my testosterone levels. The testosterone...

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  • Pcos for 6 years now been told Dr wont give me clomid..

    I was told around 6 years ago i may have pcos, finally this week been diagnosed. After internal scan showing one ovary measuring 11cc and other 22cc. Been asking for months for doctors to try me on clomid and now I've been told they won't prescribe it due to risks because of the size of my ovary....

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  • No PCOS, No Endo, What's Wrong with Me?

    To make a long story short, my period has ALWAYS been irregular. Ever since I got it when I was 9, it has never been regular. It progressively got worse and by the time I was 14 I was skipping periods for 3 months at a time, then 6 months, a year, and then a year and a half.. then I would get a period...

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  • PCOS or something else?

    I've been working with endocrinology for almost a year. I just had my thyroid removed in may and I also had some other abromal test results.  My androgen levels are elevated and I have insulin resistance. The doctors think that I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome.  I do have a lot of...

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  • PCOS diagnosis... unsure of diagnosis...

    So since August 2016 I haven’t menstruated, I also experience agonising pain every single day. Despite 5 DR appointments, it took until the 6th for someone to stop telling me it’s because I’m stressing too much...  The first doctor said don’t worry about it, if I want children go and see him! ...

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  • Constant bleeding with pcos

    After a year and a half of bleeding constantly, I plucked up the courage to go to the drs. My periods have always been regular, 6 weeks apart and heavy and painful. Firstly she did swabs and a blood test, both came back normal-clearly this is not normal. She didn't seem too bothers though, after...

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  • I have one ovary and PCOS, what are my chances of concieving?

    When i was 15 (2005), i suffered abdomen pains, i was told i had a cyst on my ovary and had key hole surgery to have it removed, since then i have had my right ovary removed. (2007) and then started getting cysts on my left ovary. In total i have had key hole surgery 5 times. (3 on my right and 2 on...

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  • Pcos,over weight and trying to conceive

    Hi, I'm new to this but it's something that has bee stressing me out, il be married 2years in Nov and me and my husband have been TTC since we got married because I knew it would take time. I got diagnosed at the age of 16 when I had dark patches in my joints,I was put on metformin and the pill...

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  • Diagnosed at 16 - no answers

    I was diagnosed with PCOS about 10 years ago when I was about 15. When I was diagnosed, my GP at the time said I was only 'minorly polycystic' and the best thing to do would be to lose weight. Needless to say, in the last 10 years, I've only ever put on weight. I was put on the contraceptive...

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  • This is breaking me

    I got diagnosed with this a while back now and I’m trying everything to have a baby all the doctors I see think I’m too young to have a baby so won’t help I’m 21, I have an amazing job and stable life  But this just won’t happen for me everywhere around me is women having children  People who...

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  • Does Pap Smear is adviceable for PCOS patient?

    Hi, I'm from Philippines. This is my first time asking question about PCOS in a forum. I was diagnosed last week with Polycystic Ovaries. Both ovaries have more than 25 cyst and measuring less than 1cm each. Here's my question, Does Pap Smear is adviceable for a PCOS patient? Is it possibleto...

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  • Polysistic Ovaries

    Hi, I'm 20 and have just been diagnosed with PCOS. To be honest the doctors have been very unhelpful so I've come here for some advice! I've heard conflicted information where one nurse who did my scans said mine looked severe and affected both ovaries and I potentially will have to go on...

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  • PCOS - Dark skin

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 12 years ago and have dark skin in my armpits, on my elbows and both of my palmar creases.  Does anyone have dark skin because of this condition?

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  • Changes in Body shape dependant on diet

    Hi all, So I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago and I'm still working on finding that magical food/excercise/life balance for me. Recently I've significantly up'd my protein intake to 40% of my daily intake. Which for me is 160g of protein. Previously I was doing an average of 80g...

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  • Trying to conceive with PCOS

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 2 years. Last year I was diagnosed with PCOS and they gave me metformin and it gave me diarrhea badly so I quit taking it. I've finally been back to many Dr and they Put me on a new metformin which is way better! She had also given me prenatal...

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  • I can't get over the fact I might not be able to have kids

    I was diagnosed with pcos at the age of 16 (8 years ago) since then I have been pushed from pillar to post because no one knew what they were doing. I haven't had a period since I was 15 and no doctor sees this as an issue, I've lost over 10 stone in 3 years (from 24st - 14st) and that hasn't...

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  • Ultrasound results (received in 2 days?!?)

    Hi, Just looking for some advice. I had my ultrasound to diagnose whether I had PCOS, 2 days ago, and was informed by the sonographer that it would take 7-10 days to get my results, however I recieved a phone call today asking me to come in tomorrow morning to speak to them in person, in personal experience...

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  • Diagnosed with PCOS

    Hi Ladies, I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 24. I think I have been suffering from it for a few years now but never had the opportunity to check before. At first I was really depressed with the news. I have been doing some research and I know that the symptoms can be very hard...

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  • I'm finding it really hard to get Pregant

    Hi, me and my partner have always talked about having kids so because of this I've been off the pill for a year! In the whole year we have been trying I haven't fallen pregant and it's really getting me down. Is there anything anyone can suggest like home remedies or medicine I could take...

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  • Bleeding longer than usual.

    Hi everyone.....I need some advice. I'm 25 soon to be 26 and I was diagnosed with PCOS about 3years ago. I have a awful patch of hair that grows on my chin and neck.....always makes me not feel like a female when I see it. Anyway......my periods are usually 25-30days in between each cycle.....but...

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  • PCOS, pain and discharge?

    Hi, new to this forum. I'm 24 and got diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome about 2.5 years ago (problems started before this). I started my periods when I was 10 years old and have always been VERY heavy and very painful, they make me very weak and quite poorly. For the past 3 years I have...

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