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    Old 05-10-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
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    Hello...
    Can anyone please tell me, can a woman with PCOS get pregnant ? I yes, then what percentage of women having PCOS can get pregnant, have a normal delivery and give birth to a normal child?
    Also, if a woman having PCOS starts having irregular menses, and if she starts taking the pill and continues doing so for 6 months, can she hope to regulate her menses?
    PLEASE RESPOND.
    A great worrier.

     
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    Old 05-11-2004, 09:54 AM   #2
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    Nam,

    I myself have PCOS and can tell you that with the proper treatments that we have a greater chance in getting pregnant than a healthy women. A healthy woman only has a 20% chance of getting pregnant every month. With all the intervention that we have our chances increase. Yes it is harder, but we will all appreciate the end results much more. As far as your cycle, the pill will always make you regular no matter what, it is supplimenting the hormones that your body is not naturally producing. But if you are on the pill to jump start your body for other procedures then it can be affective. I am not a Doctor but ask your RE all these same questions and see what they say. Hope I was some sort of help.

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    Old 05-11-2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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    Hi!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was about 20. At that point, I got my period about once every 2-3 months. By the time I turned 22, I stopped getting my period all together. I had been on the pill since then to deal with some of the medical issues with PCOS and to have a cycle.

    Knowing that I didn't ovulate at all, I started by going to see an infertility doctor. They had to try a number of meds just to get me to ovulate. The combo that worked was 200 mg of Clomid and a med called Avandia that deals with some of the insulin problems that you can have with PCOS. The combination got my system to ovulate. I have three unsuccessful IUIs (inseminations) before I started having some side effects from the Clomid.

    I'm currently getting ready to start with the next step -- which is daily injections from day 3 to about day 15 of my cycle. I'll be on the follistim med. That will also make me ovulate.

    The main problem with PCOS is that the hormone levels are off and your body doesn't always (if ever) cycle on its own. I would HIGHLY recommend going to an infertility/reproductive endo specialist right away. If nothing else, they teach you how to monitor your cycles and how to time you attempts. They will also determine if you need meds to keep a cycle. Hope this helps.

     
    Old 05-12-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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    Hello Namrata:

    If you are trying to conceive but have irregular menses, your doctor can prescribe a medication called Provera. This is progesterone (which your body needs, especially to have menses). Once you take it for 10 days, your menses should appear. Whether or not you ovulate regularly is a different story.

     
    Old 06-08-2004, 05:43 AM   #5
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    I have conceived 2 pregnancies on my own and miscarried one. I have a very healthy 2 1/2 yr old boy and was recently diagnosed with pcos when I sought treatment for secondary infertility.

    I have to suppose I always had it and that it did not suddenly appear after my son was born, but I am lucky that I do not have insulin resistance, although I did get gestational diabetes while pregnant. They may also attribute my miscarriage to pcos.

    I have a good friend who had not ovulated on her own for over a decade. She conceived her first child thru IVF and then miraculously conceived her second with no intervention. My sister has a friend who has had 3 children thru IVF, she also has pcos.

    There is most definitely hope for you! You'll be in my thoughts...good luck!

     
    Old 06-08-2004, 10:08 AM   #6
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

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    Originally Posted by namrata
    Hello...
    Can anyone please tell me, can a woman with PCOS get pregnant ? I yes, then what percentage of women having PCOS can get pregnant, have a normal delivery and give birth to a normal child?
    Also, if a woman having PCOS starts having irregular menses, and if she starts taking the pill and continues doing so for 6 months, can she hope to regulate her menses?
    PLEASE RESPOND.
    A great worrier.
    i was diagnosed with PCOS @ 18 and told I would never have children. I now have 4 (am 37); with the help of clomid, injections, and alot of prayers. good luck to you. my periods however were never regular and 3x a year was alot for me.

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    Old 06-08-2004, 02:38 PM   #7
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    i also have PCOS, it has made my life very difficult over the last few years, but i am dealing.

    my hubby and i have been trying for a year and still nothing

    any advive is greatly needed

     
    Old 06-10-2004, 08:49 AM   #8
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    Yes, you can get pregnant with PCOS, because I just did!!!

    I highly recommend:
    Healing Syndrome O: A Strategic Guide to Fertility, Polycystic Ovaries, and Insulin Imbalance
    By Dr. Ronald F. Feinberg, M.D. Ph.D

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    Old 06-14-2004, 11:26 PM   #9
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    I agree with the last thread! Just by a whim I decided to by the book. I couldn't stop reading it! You will never ever! get a better explaination of PCOS from top to bottom. I have PCOS. Have been trying for 9 years. Although only the last year through treatments!
    I am resistant to chlomid, to metformin(alone any way, but the met is working because other symptoms are disappearing) and to gonal F and follistim, (which are the same thing) I barely responded to the injections so my Dr. recomemded ovarian drilling. I had it done on the 8th, a week ago! Pretty painful recovery, but I have a low tolerance to pain!
    I got pictures today of my uterus, tubes and ovaries. OMG my ovaries are huge! I wish I could post my pictures some how and show you the result. My Dr. said they resemble those of a severly obese woman, however I am only slightly over weight. I have pictures after they put holes in my ovaries. It's not appealing. There is one picture of the same thing in that book. I got it cheap, like 12 bucks. I still go back through it and find something to highlight and ask my Dr. on my visits. Hopefully you respond to meds. without having to go so far as surgery though! Now I am on birth control pills until I start (AF) and then I will start a cycle of follistim again. Supposadly I should respond a great deal to the injections now. I am so excited! I can hardly wait to start! Who ever says that Good luck to all of you and stop asking questions Buy the book for real. It's the best motivation and education I have found for our syndrome!!!! Trust me I have been searching!!
    baby dust to all!!!

     
    Old 06-16-2004, 06:47 AM   #10
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    My name is Gemma i am 18 years old and i was told that i have PCO just before Christmas 2003. I dont know how serious i have it but my worst fear is not being able to get pregnant in the furture. i need somebody to talk to who is going through the same situation. nobody knows how i feel apartment from the people who are also going through it.

     
    Old 06-16-2004, 10:00 AM   #11
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    The good news is that PCOS is treatable and according to my doctor, it is completely possible to get pregnant with this diagnosis. The timeline may vary from person to person, and responses to treatments may vary, but this is not a diagnosis that means you can't have children. Stay positive, do your research, and take care of yourself. Also, realize that you may need to try longer than most people to get pregnant, and therefore, if it is something you really want, you may want to take that into consideration as you date and move forward in your life. But you are really young and should not feel like you need to ruch into this tomorrow! Be responsible, but live with the knowledge that you may need intervention to conceive and that it could take time for you.
    Best of luck to you!

     
    Old 06-20-2004, 06:52 PM   #12
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    I was diagnosed with PCOS about 9 months ago. I just started up on metformin for a second try. The first time it made me way to sick to continue use. This second time around I am having much better luck with it. I have a 3 month supply of the medication. I was wondering if anyone has been on this and has had success? I am an obesse person. I have been considered for diabetes several times only to find I was not diabetic. I have been reading that with weight loss and taking the medication that I should be better able to conceive or at least have AF visit again. With the cramps and pain I'm experiencing I would love for AF to come and stay a very long time. The way my doctor explained it to me is that I have multiple cyst forming around the openings of my ovaries and the medication should help clear them up and from then on I should function normally. Anyone have any info about this? Preferrably something wrote in english.

     
    Old 06-21-2004, 04:47 AM   #13
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    Hi, I'll say sorry in advance i'm likely to ramble on a bit here lol

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when i was about 16(ish) My otherhalf and myself decided we wanted to start a family early but as i only had about 3 or so periods a year i ended up on clomid, I stayed on that for a few years but mostly i think the doctor decided that as i was so young maybe id change my mind or wasnt so serious about getting pg. By the time i was put onto injections i wasnt having any periods at all and it took another 10 months before i finnaly concieved my lickle boy,7 years in total, He's 6 now and we would both dearly love another baby, I also have been diagnosed with Insulin resistance and depression, But as metaformin doesnt suit me and im overweight the doctors dont seem interested in helping me, Unfortunatly ive been having some symptoms of early menapause (flushing, No periods for 2 years,Hirtuismn(sp) getting worse) Sadly i feel my time has ran out on me, But dont give up hope of getting pg, I did in a time i thought i never would.... Looking back at all the bad things that happened during and after my pregnancy ie preclampsia,traumatic forceps delivery and him having dyspraxia & behavioural problems he may not be perfect but i wouldnt change him for the world, I have to agree it makes you appreciate your lickle one more!

    Mandi xx

     
    Old 03-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #14
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    Hi!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was about 20. At that point, I got my period about once every 2-3 months. By the time I turned 22, I stopped getting my period all together. I had been on the pill since then to deal with some of the medical issues with PCOS and to have a cycle.

    Knowing that I didn't ovulate at all, I started by going to see an infertility doctor. They had to try a number of meds just to get me to ovulate. The combo that worked was 200 mg of Clomid and a med called Avandia that deals with some of the insulin problems that you can have with PCOS. The combination got my system to ovulate. I have three unsuccessful IUIs (inseminations) before I started having some side effects from the Clomid.

    I'm currently getting ready to start with the next step -- which is daily injections from day 3 to about day 15 of my cycle. I'll be on the follistim med. That will also make me ovulate.

    The main problem with PCOS is that the hormone levels are off and your body doesn't always (if ever) cycle on its own. I would HIGHLY recommend going to an infertility/reproductive endo specialist right away. If nothing else, they teach you how to monitor your cycles and how to time you attempts. They will also determine if you need meds to keep a cycle. Hope this helps.

     
    Old 05-06-2007, 09:37 AM   #15
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    Re: Pregnancy & PCOS

    hi everyone need some help, finding it hard to deal with all what is going on. the thought of not being able to have kids kills me. me and my fiancee want them so much. and im scared he wont be satisfied with just us.

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