Just thought I'd pop in and say hi. I've had ovary issues for a few years, I had an ultrasound when I was 20 and they found 27 follicles on my right ovary and 19 on the left.
I went off the pill 7-8 months ago after being on in since I was 16 and my cycles have been really long so the doctor ordered another ultrasound and in 5 years (I'm 25 now) the follicles have gone up to 31 on the left and 50 on the right.
If things were normal DP and I would probably be trying to conceive in 18 in 24 months but I'm worried that my ovaries won't be able to ovulate by then. He's too relaxed about it and he thinks that if I go on clomid everything will be ok.
I'm going back to see my GP in 2 weeks so I'm going to ask for a referal to a gyno or a fertility specialist (who do you ladies think would be better to see? What I'd like to know is if my ovaries are still actually working and what I can do to get them in tip-top ovulating shape before we TTC).
In the meantime I've been taking maca root powder and evening primrose oil. I don't exactly have PCOS because I don't have increased male hormones but my progesterone is totally non-existant so the doctor is calling it PCO for now. From memory the estrogen levels were either OK or high, I'd have to check with her.
My mum has PCOS so there's definitely a family history. The doctor doesn't want me to go on progesterone tablets/pessaries because she says they're not the best thing to be on in the long term and they require careful monitoring, but I'm going to ask her or the gyno/fertility specialist (whoever I see) if I can use them for a few months to see if my ovaries actually can still ovulate.
I've been using P Tracker on my iphone since I went off the pill, but this month I started tracking my temperature and CM. I have some ovulation tests but they're not really any good if I'm not ovulating (going by the length of my cycles I don't think I have since I've been off the pill ... I could have once maybe twice but I doubt it)
In the meantime, does anybody have any advice as to what else I can do? I'm worried that by the time we TTC I'm going to be infertile