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    Old 03-25-2005, 09:30 AM   #1
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    Can PCOS appear out of nowhere?

    Can PCOS suddenly appear after it was ruled out 1.5 years ago. I am 118 pounds (5'4'') and had normal bloodwork before conceiving my son (naturally) and normal ovaries. My periods are still messed up 6 months after his birth and I seem to be getting many days of almost positive OPK's. Is it possible for PCOS to just suddenly appear like that? I know getting almost positive OPK's like that is a symptom (it isn't everyday, some days its almost positive, some days its completely negative- at least it has been this way for about a week).

    BTW: I discontinued breastfeeding 4 months ago.

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    Old 03-25-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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    Re: Can PCOS appear out of nowhere?

    hi. i was just diagnosed with pcos a couple weeks ago. the only reason i found out i had it is because my husband and are have been trying to conceive for 5 months and i never got a normal period after coming off the pill. like you i am in the normal range for weight and have never exhibited any of the other symptoms such as excessive hair growth, being overweight, acne, etc.
    you're lucky that you were able to conceive naturally. i'm on metformin right now and will start clomid next month to help me ovulate.
    as far as pcos coming out of nowhere, i think that it can show up more as you get older. i was really suprised because before the pill i had very regular periods. the doctor said that the pill basically masks your pcos by making periods regular ( by the way, that is the primary treatment for women who have pcos who are not trying to get pregnant) and that once you come off the pill your periods may get more and more irregular.
    you may want to go to the doctor and get a blood test done to make sure you know what's going on. also try posting on the infertility page. lots of the ladies there are battling this problem.
    i think that opks are not reliable for women with pcos because we can have several lh surges in one cycle that are not necessarily indicative of ovulation. i've given up using them altogether.
    best of luck.

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