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Re: Poly cystic ovaries - recent diagnosis

Re: Poly cystic ovaries - recent diagnosis

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Posted by Kris in Sydney on February 15, 2000 at 22:23:38:

In Reply to: Re: Poly cystic ovaries - recent diagnosis posted by Tina on February 07, 2000 at 22:32:23:

Hi - Yet another person with PCO. Unfortunately I have no good news for you. However, keep in mind I haven't really made an effort to get this 'thing' under control.
I have had PCO for over 8 years. I have more testosterone than my ex-husband and my ovaries range from double in size to three times the normal size - and you can imagine the period pain!
All I have learnt is that PCO could be weight related. If this is the case, and I don't doubt it, then someone is having a great laugh at our expense - PCO is self-perpetuating in that respect as the excess hormones help contribute to the weight gain.
It's only now that I want to have children and I have to say, I'm not going to let anything get in my way. I'll try anything reasonable to achieve my goal. I'm certainly not going to let a three letter acronym stop me!
Good luck to all the girls out there. KM

: Hi - I am 31 and was diagnosed late last year with PCO also. I have a wonderful Dr who is trying a lot of things to help my husband and I get pregnant. Unlike you, I had regular (28) day cycles for 2 years, so it was difficult to diagnose. You mention not wanting to try fertility meds, which is what I am doing. I am currently getting Lupron and FSH injections daily. The side effects are pretty non-existent to me, so I feel lucky. My Dr explained that with PCO, the levels of LH in the blood are too high and prevent the ovulation. By suppressing the LH and raising the FSH, I should ovulate with little problem. He has been ultrasounding me 2-3 times a week to monitor progress. He is very conservative and keeping me on the lowest dose possible. I find out in two days if I then get an HCG injection and have my 2 days of ovulation.
: Good Luck with yours. Please look into all of your options, it will be worth it for you! If your Dr is not comfortable with options, don't hesitate to seek other opinions, he will understand.

: : Hi there. I am 30 and was just diagnosed last week on Dec 23. I am in the same boat as you, so I will look around and let you know if I find anything. I just wish I had someone to talk to. My doc doesn't know much about PCO, and I'm learning!: I am 27 years old and will be getting married in the spring of 2000. I have always had very irregular cycles and was diagnosed today with PCO. My fiance and I really want to have a family and now I am afraid that I will not be able to bear children. Also, my doctor said that I have a high level of Testosterone in my system. We have looked into the Billings method of pregnancy planning, but due to my lack of ovulation, no one seems to be able to help us. I do not want to try fertility medication, because my mother almost lost her life to an ectopic pregnancy (she hemmoraged severely). Hopefully, there is someone out there who can ease my concerns.

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