Dr.'s or anyone: Please Help with Questions & Confusion

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Posted by on June 15, 19100 at 17:26:19:

I posted my questions on the other AIA board, but because my questions are about PCOS, it was suggested that I also post to this board.

Here goes: I am 31 yoa and in good health: Not overweight, exercise regularly, eat fairly well (most of the time). I had my cholesterol tested and the tech told me my levels of good and bad cholesterol were the "best he'd ever seen". I've had abnormal periods since I started menstruation. I've conceived two children, both immediately after stopping the birth control pill. My husband and I decided to try for a third child, however after stopping the pill, I quit having periods. I haven't had a period for 4 months. I went to an OB/GYN that was recommended to me (I recently moved to a new area and don't know anyone). He tested my hormone levels and based on those test results (FSH, LH, and Prolactin: one was twice the other in FSH and LH--can't remember which way it went), he diagnosed me with PCOS. Granted, I've had a hard time losing weight recently, slight excessive hairiness runs in my family, however I'm not hirsute. I obviously didn't ovulate, because no period.

Here's the problem: I don't feel comfortable with a diagnosis of PCOS. Can you have sudden onset PCOS? (I don't think I've had these problems all my life.) Should I get a second opinion? My Dr. is treating me for the anovulation with Provera and Chlomid. However, I don't want to leave the PCOS idea hanging out there if I do conceive. I'm confused!!!!!!!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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