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Old 01-01-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy irregular periods and questions...please help

i've been diagnosed with PCOS since i was 16. my first period wasnt until i was 16,i am now 18; and it was induced by my dr. she had given me a pill to take i believ it was provera (somthin like that) and once i started my period on that i had to take bc continuesly. my dr has changed my bc numerous time since than and if i dont take bc i dont have my period at all. i stopped taking my recent bc which was yasmin about 4 months ago and i havnt had a period since. i have 2 questions...

1st question:: can you still become pregnant if you dont have a period?

2nd question:: in january of 2007 my dr had found abnormal cells on my cervix and i had 2 have like a biopsy done on it. theres a specific name but i cant remember it. the results ame back that the cells were dormant but they never told me what kind of cells they were. i had 2 do a papsmere 4 months later and then 6 months later. my last papsmere was in december and my dr ha called me and 2 tell me she found more abnormal cells on my cervix and i have to go january 3rd,2008 for another biopsy thing. has anyone else had these abnormal cells with PCOS or is it somthing i should be very worried about? well im already worried.... im terrified. im getting married in 3 wks and i dont even know if i'll be able to give my fiancee children. or if these cells could be somthing terrible. could it be cervical cancer? does anyone know the symptoms of cervical cancer? please someone help me with these questions. i've never been quite sure what PCOS is or what its about. my dr hasnt really gone over it and it really scares me. thank you everyone.

 
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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Re: irregular periods and questions...please help

Years back I had multiple bad paps which resulted in precancerous cells or cervical dysplasia. It's not as scarey as it sounds - it is abnormal cells and I had a simple outpatient procedure in which they removed the cells and have never had a problem since. Some women don't even need to have the procedure - it all depends on what level you have. This was probably back 16 years ago. Don't panic that it's cervical cancer because there are many in betweens that it could be, but definitely follow up with it to be sure and to have it monitored and taken care of so it doesn't turn into something to worry about.

As for the irregular periods - I never had regular periods either. I stayed on birth control for years which regulated my periods which is important to keep your cervical lining strong and healthy (especially if you think you may want to have children). I don't want to tell you that you can't get pregnant if you aren't getting a period because you just never know, but I can tell you it is possible to have children with pcos and with irregular periods. When my husband and I were ready to try to get pregnant, I saw a fertility specialist because of the pcos and irregular periods and I just had to go two months worth of taking hormones to regulate myself and then was pregnant and now have a very healthy baby girl.

I didn't receive a lot of information when I was younger about pcos from my doctors so I was never aware of what I needed to do or why I was having irregular periods. Check with your doctor, but they will probably strongly recommend either staying on birth control until you are ready to try to have a baby or to have you take something like Provera every few months to force a period and keep your lining strong and healthy.

Best of luck...and congratulations on your wedding!

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Old 01-20-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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Re: irregular periods and questions...please help

I dont know the answer to #2, but for #1,yes you can become pregnant without having a period. You ovulate roughly 2 weeks BEFORE your period comes - i know ovulation is a random act with PCOS, but i did get pregnant that way!

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Old 02-02-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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Re: irregular periods and questions...please help

i had abnormal paps for years and knew somthing was wrong, i had to have a cone biopsey for stage 2 cancer of the cervix, it was easaly removed, but its best to keep on top of it

 
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