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

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Posted by on June 16, 19100 at 12:15:23:

In Reply to: Re: Dr.'s or anyone: Please Help with Questions & Confusion posted by Daniel E Stein MD on June 16, 19100 at 10:21:55:

Thank you for your quick response! It is very helpful to have someone knowledgeable in this field help me. I truly appreciate your help.

: Chrystal,

: It is possible you have always had PCOS. However, it varies in severity in different people. Yours sounds pretty mild if you do indeed have it. PCOS can be diagnosed with blood tests, history and sonogram. Your doctor may be on target; however, seeing a reproductive endocrinologist may help put your mind at ease.

: : 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!
: : Chrystal

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