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    Hi girls, just thought i'd pop in here and ask a couple of questions. I'm going back to my doctor on Friday, last week I went there and he sent me for bloods because there is a possibility I have PCOS because of an internal ultrasound I had a few months back for other health concerns but it came up that PCOS was possible. So my doctor has sent me for bloods because we had been trying for 9 months for a bub but had to stop over the last couple of months due to another health condition but we're hoping to start trying again very soon. Anyways just wondering what to expect if things do show up? Can they tell solely from a blood test or will they need to do another ultrasound? Doctor said there are medications that can assist with conception, I've heard of Clomid and Metformin etc.. but never used them before. It took us a fair while to conceive our 3rd bub so I thought perhaps this could be the answer to our troubles. Do you conceive quicker on these medications? I still have regular periods that's what surprised me about it because I thought with PCOS you didn't have regular periods. Sorry just wanted to ask what I could expect..

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    Hi Tot. Ultrasound alone isn't a reliable indicator of PCOS. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 based on ultrasound and some pains I had experienced they assume, cysts rupturing. When we were ttc I went for scans and tests again to figure out what was really going on and how it would affect our ttc'ing- all the while thinking having kids would be next to impossible.

    Turns out whilst I have cysts on my ovaries, without the added change in my hormone levels as found from blood tests, I do not have any issues or PCOS. We conceived naturally after 4cycles. And it was confirmed I was mis diagnosed all those yrs ago.

    It is quite common to have ovarian cysts and appearance similar PCOS. But without the added imbalance with ur hormones and insulin levels to confirm the syndrome, it shouldn't affect ur ttc like PCOS may.

    The bloods will give u a better idea of what's going on. Best of luck!

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    Thank you for your reply!!! Fingers crossed all is ok! And congrats on your expecting bubby!

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    Hi, I was same as you when I was detected with PCOS, i had regular periods however, after trying for close to 12 months when i was not able to conceive my dr did ultrasounds & blood tests to confirm the condition. I was put on Metformin and was able to conceive naturally , even though ended as a MC but i have been able to conceive again now & feeling very good So dont worry it should be all fine for you

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    Thanks so much for your response Sonyawaiting, was it a quicker conception after going on the metformin at all? I had to push the appointment back till this Thursday so still waiting to hear and I see my specialist on Monday to change my Crohn's meds to pregnancy safe ones so hopefully get some answers.

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    When I went through testing I had to have a blood test and a specialist u/s. My blood results came back normal but my ovaries were filled with cysts plus I had cysts on my ovaries. My diagnosis was PCO - Polycystic Ovaries. I still don't have the syndrome part (which includes symptoms like extra hair growth) but was told I could develop it at anytime.

    My periods have always been normal & I ovulate by myself. Metformin & Clomid alone didn't work for me but used in conjunction with the Ovidrel trigger (and IUI) we conceived twice (1st was a blighted ovum). With this bub we used a different combination of drugs plus Ovidrel (and IUI). So there are others if the Clomid doesn't help.

    Goodluck with your results!

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    Hi, I started on Metformin in Aug last year and conceived in Jan Mid, i know everyone is different & its just sometimes about trying all the available options..hope all goes well with ur appointment, let me know what your dr says


 

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