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December 6th, 2012, 04:34 AM
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I went to the doctor this morning to get the results from all of my tests and I think I was diagnosed with pcos. It was kind of confusing!

All of my blood work came back normal but my ovaries are polycystic. She told me the cysts, irregular cycles, and facial hair were enough to diagnose me with pcos even though my blood work was fine. I thought your blood work had to be irregular in order to get the diagnosis? Also, isn't it a high level of testosterone that causes the faciial hair? My testosterone was normal and lets just say....I have an embarrasing amount of facial hair.

She also told me that I didn't have one cyst that was particularly large so there was no way the cysts were causing all the pain I've been having. She has no idea what is causing it but thinks it might be related to constipation and gave me a laxative. The pain has been less (not gone, just less) since ovulation so I really don't know what's going on with that.

I'm not really sure what happens now. She told me it was still possible to get pregnant and that I should try for a few more months and after that (or if I'm still having pain) to come back and she would refer me to an obgyn or a fertility specialist. She did not seem concerned at all and I'm trying not to be since I know I o'd this cycle. Dh thinks I should work on changing my diet and if by Feb nothing has happened I should go in for the referral.

I guess I really don't know what to think. I feel pretty good knowing my blood work was normal, but the pain makes me think something is wrong and that I won't be able to get pregnant while I have polycystic ovaries. Just wish it was easier!
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December 6th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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PCOS is different in every woman, so while high testosterone is one of the indicators you can still have PCOS even if your is normal. Sorry to hear about the hair problem, I can totally relate there. I wish I knew something to help with that but I don't really. I had laser hair removal done but was never able to get rid of it all and it started growing back in about a year and a half after I finished my treatments. It was an awesome year and a half though so I think it was worth it and would do it again if we had the money.

With PCOS it's common for none of the cysts to be particularly large. This is something to be thankful for as the bigger they are the more it hurts if they burst. If they get too big sometimes you even need surgery to remove them! If you get enough little cysts it can cause pressure in your abdomen though as your ovaries are taking up more room than they are supposed to.

It looks like you may be pregnant according to your chart? If so a huge congratulations! I will be thinking sticky thoughts for you, my dear.

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