Singa I don't think you'd have an LH surge if you don't ovulate (ie if no egg is released). From what I understand, we are born with millions of eggs. Each month, thanks to the right combination of hormones, a few eggs mature, each in their own follicle, until one reaches full maturation and is released from the ovary (ovulation). In women with PCOS, we don't have the right hormone levels to get those eggs to full maturity and release, so the eggs grow a bit and then just sit there in enlarged follicles. These are the 'cysts'.
I have PCOS (absent periods, acne and cysts). One doctor told me that fertility drugs wouldn't work and said I'd have to have IVF. the next doc put me on Metformin and I started having a 3 monthly cycle. Then I got pregnant after 3 rounds of clomid. So there is hope!
Here's some info I found helpful
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19-02-2011 22:35 #11
19-02-2011 23:17 #12
Hi all, I am the same sitch. I self diagnosed via google lol. Then I went to drs and demanded tests as it may be common but not normal!!! So I had to do the research my self!! After seeing a FS for 3 years on and off Tests galore ( that I would ask for) I have now changed clinics as we were going no where... We start ivf in march! I have poly ovaries but mild syndrome!! I am a bit too regular and O some times! I think it is a combo of the 2 of us!! But you could have the same sitch as me and fall natural!! At the end of the day u need to make the choice that u feel peace about or u will be too stressed and think to much about it all!! That's my theory anyway!! 3 years ttc and never had any pregnancy I think it is time to be really serious for us. I hope his helps some one, and I hope all of you lovely people find your peace!! Xxx
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Its hugely frustrating and I do feel very blessed every day for the 2 perfect children we have. We have been trying for no 3 for almost 3 years and so far no go, we are starting IVF in April as this time around clomid is not helping etc... but my problems are related to endometriosis although PCO make aggressive IVF treatment really hard as the risks of OHS is quite high, at least this time I am having the meds upped as when we first attemped IVF I had over 50 follies develping but only got 8 eggs (and they were not all that great very low fertilization rate).
20-02-2011 13:14 #14
There's also evidence to suggest that taking metformin in the first trimester of pregnancy reduces the risk of miscarriage. I think that's mentioned in the link I posted in my last post.
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22-02-2011 14:13 #15
me so curious
I dont have very high insulin, i am right bmi, I get AF every 3-4 weeks.. irregular Ov.. I asked him is there any thing else I could take/do before we start IVF and he said take the metformin... so I dont know what specifically I am taking it for... or it maybe just a drud to take in general..or he just gives it to anyone that has lots of follys.. darn it .. I wish I could ask him right now ...
22-02-2011 14:27 #16
I am slim, so when I had the cysts I suppose I just had PCO, not PCOS. I went on to conceive DS naturally the first time we tried, and of course I am obviously still very fertile, and conceived this surprise baby very easily using the withdrawal method right on ovulation.
Up to the time I fell pregnant in January my cycles were very regular, every 29 days (occasionally a bit longer but mostly 29 days). Cysts haven't seemed to affect my fertility.
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