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    Default Irregular cycle - not PCOS??

    I have previously been tested/had an ultrasound checking for pcos a fair few years ago, I never went back for the results and 2 months later was pregnant (after being off the pill for around 18 months)...

    This time I wanted to check it all out straight up. I have been off contraception for 5 months and only AF only twice in that time.

    I had an ultrasound this morning and the lady said it doesnt look like classic PCOS at all, and that one ovary was really small.

    I have been using opk's every day for months and never had a positive (so one would assume not ovulating) ........ so why would my cycles be sooooo irregular. I can go up to 60 days before having AF!

    My question - what other possibilities could there be behind not having a regular cycle and not ovulating??

    Just wish my body would work like normal!!!!

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    PCOS doesn't necessarily show on ultrasound.
    It is a series of symptoms that will gain a diagnosis of PCOS overall... Some are :

    High androgen / testosterone count as per a blood test
    Hair in places you wouldn't expect for a woman
    Lack of / or extremely long menstrual cycles
    Scanty or extremely heavy bleeding
    Spotting mid cycle
    Adult acne
    Cysts may or may not be present on the ovaries
    Insulin resistance
    Obesity

    It takes a very long time to be diagnosed with PCOS - my own diagnosis was about a 10 year process.

    It's also often associated with endometriosis and depression.

    A lot of people think that PCOS is only related to how your ovaries appear but it's series of things that add up to being PCOS and in all honesty I was told the only true way to diagnose is with blood tests, ultrasounds and a laparoscopy procedure.

    Hope that's helpful??

    Other things that may effect your cycle can be stress/environmental ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffabella View Post
    PCOS doesn't necessarily show on ultrasound.
    It is a series of symptoms that will gain a diagnosis of PCOS overall... Some are :

    High androgen / testosterone count as per a blood test
    Hair in places you wouldn't expect for a woman
    Lack of / or extremely long menstrual cycles
    Scanty or extremely heavy bleeding
    Spotting mid cycle
    Adult acne
    Cysts may or may not be present on the ovaries
    Insulin resistance
    Obesity

    It takes a very long time to be diagnosed with PCOS - my own diagnosis was about a 10 year process.

    It's also often associated with endometriosis and depression.

    A lot of people think that PCOS is only related to how your ovaries appear but it's series of things that add up to being PCOS and in all honesty I was told the only true way to diagnose is with blood tests, ultrasounds and a laparoscopy procedure.

    Hope that's helpful??

    Other things that may effect your cycle can be stress/environmental ???
    That is VERY helpful!!!
    I had a blood test today as well, and do have a few other symptoms, ie: hair, obesity (specifically mainly around the tummy and so hard to move) acne comes and goes....

    Thanks.

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    I'm the same boat as you Atlantic puffin, has u/a for pcos, no cysts (was actually just pregnant). When trying for DS2 saw gyno/on who said similar to pp - it's a syndrome and you don't necessarily need cysts on your ovaries to have pcos. I was ire scribed metformin and was pregnant within 4 months (had implant out for about 9 months before falling pregnant)

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    Thanks lovely!!! I have a referral to my obgyn who delivered our daughter and the dr did say he could probably help me more then she could. Feeling kind of blahhh about it all. Pretty certain I will need some kind of medical help seeing as there is no ovulation happening. So pcos or not im hoping my obgyn can help

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    I remember what it was like to have no diagnosis and know something was wrong because things just don't add up.

    I wish you luck with getting to the bottom of it.


 

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