ive posted this thread on here before a few months back, but some things have happened since then so am really looking for some advice and opinions.
Ive been trying for a baby for around 9 months, since august last year (had a break of 5 months earlier this year). About a year ago i had some blood tests done and they showed that i wasnt ovulating. I was quite confused as i just assumed i would be. I asked my doctor why, and he just said that some women dont ovulate every month and that it was nothing to worry about, but that i might need something like clomid to kick start me into ovulating. In the meantime, he just told me to carry on trying.
After the break from trying, i started again in july, but still had no luck, so i just had more blood tests done last week, and they've showed that im still not ovulating.
Ive heard that PCOS can be a cause of anovulatory cycles, and wondered if this is true? As i also heard somewhere else that you still ovulate with PCOS but that the ovaries are covered in cysts and the egg is released in a cyst, which is what causes the infertility instead of not ovulating. so im confused
I do have some other symptoms, ive had facial hair appearing on my neck and chin increasingly over the past 2 years, but i am very dark anyway, and have had to wax from the age of 11. So im wondering if that is just my age as im now getting to my mid 20's. I dont suffer with spots or break outs and ive never had any sort irregular bleeding of pain other than when i have my period. My periods are quite painful and quite irregular, between 28-36 days, but normally between 32-36 days, which my doctor said is a symptom of anovulatory cycles. Im a bit overweight, i could probably do with losing about a stone and a half.
Does it sound like i could have PCOS? i get confused over the symptoms as i always hear something different. Can they find out just by a blood test? And what is the usual treatment?
thanks in advance
p.s is it true that ovulation tests are always positive with PCOS? as i was using them and i only got a positive when i thought i was ovulating, due to my CM. The rest of the time they were negative. My doctor said i was probably getting the LH surge but not managing to release an egg