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Old 11-12-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I was just wondering if anyone with PCOS lacks the typical symptoms. According to a ultrasound yesterday I was diagnosised with the syndrome, but according to my DR. I do not show the typical symptoms i.e. I am underweight, do not grow much body hair at all, I have irregular menstruation, but I do get a period every month, etc. I have been trying to get pregnant for over 2 years and my dr. proscribed clomid to help. I go for bloodwork mon. but I'm just wondering if anyone else has a confirmed case of PCOS without having any typical symptoms. Any replies appreciated.

 
Old 11-15-2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: New Diagnosis

It's rare, but there are other women out there like you. It's a smaller percentage of people who show no symptoms, just like you, but there are cases of it.

Good luck on getting pregnant as well! I've heard that Clomid helps a lot of women with PCOS get pregnant.

 
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:07 AM   #3
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Hello, I was diagnosed with PCOS last summer. I'm normal weight and do not have excess hair growth, my main problem is irregular cycles, I get a period about once every two months. I've been ttc for 1 year and i just finished my first round of clomid. I'm also on metformin, you're doctor may consider putting you on it after your bloodwork comes back. Good luck!!

 
Old 11-16-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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I too was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 months ago and have none of the "typical" symptoms other than not getting a period when I stopped taking the pill. But that could also be because I am underweight. I don't even have cysts on my ovaries. However, my blood work indicates the syndrome as my LH/FSH ratio was 2:1 and my total testosterone was slightly elevated (although my free test. was normal and fasting insulin was only a 5). It is very frustrating and scary to wonder if the syndrome will progress. Now after reading about the symptoms, I keep looking for them to happen, and it's made my anxiety go through the roof. Every little thing I feel, I think, "is this from the PCOS?" It's not like there's one test that can be either positive or negative to even determine for sure if you have it - I think it's sort of an educated guess based on several factors - unless you really have several of the symptoms and biochemical indicators. So, I guess what I'm saying is I totally relate - and know how confusing the diagnosis can be. Remember that a lot of the horror stories you read about on the internet are worse case scenarios though, and there is hope for all of us with treatment!

 
Old 11-16-2005, 12:49 PM   #5
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I do not have any symptoms, either. The only reason my ob/gym did blood work is because I gained about 13 lbs in 3 months and he thought it was my thyroid, I am also 41, but not overweight statistic wise. The tests came back that I was producing way to much testosterone compared to the female hormones. He said that the fact that I have been on BCP's for a number of years "masked" the typical symptoms. I will also add I have always had regular periods, on and off the pill, no problems conceiving (have 2 kids). So, he told me I had PCOS, put me on 1000 mg. of metformin a day and here I am, 7 weeks into the met and no side effects AT ALL, much to my dismay (not that I wanted them, but I have experienced NOTHING at all). My next question, is, is the met working? I have lost no weight, feel nothing different and still have a ravenous appetite. I work out 5 days a week for an hour (aerobic and weights) and watch what I eat, despite the appetite. I am wondering if I need to have him increase the dosage.????any insight or similar experiences appreciated

 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:51 PM   #6
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I was just diagnosed today, from ultrasound findings.

My symptoms are painful menstruation, acne (for about 4 months), weight gain, and skin tags. I'm blonde and fair-skinned, so if I have excess hair it's not dark so I don't really notice it. My eyebrows are a mix of dark and light colored hair, but they seem to be pretty thick. the rest of the hair on my face is blonde, so I've never really noticed if it is longer/thicker than usual, but I guess I could say I do have sort of a mustache. I'm lucky in that it doesn't show, since it's blonde.

I don't have much hair on my stomach/below my bellybutton, but not everyone has all of the symptoms. That's why it's called a "syndrome:" it means a number of symptoms, but not all of them at the same time.

 
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