Hi again

Was just wondering what this was really and how do you know if you have it. Have looked it up on google though still a bit lost really?
K xxx


  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance.

    Here i googled the sypmtoms:

    Not all women with PCOS share the same symptoms. These are some of the symptoms of PCOS:

    infrequent menstrual periods, no menstrual periods, and/or irregular bleeding
    infertility (not able to get pregnant) because of not ovulating
    increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes????????a condition called hirsutism
    ovarian cysts
    acne, oily skin, or dandruff
    weight gain or obesity, usually carrying extra weight around the waist
    insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes
    high cholesterol
    high blood pressure
    male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
    patches of thickened and dark brown or black skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
    skin tags, or tiny excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
    pelvic pain
    anxiety or depression due to appearance and/or infertility
    sleep apnea????????excessive snoring and times when breathing stops while asleep
  • Hey K lou
    I have PCOS and am happy to help with symptoms how they diagnose. Work gets in the way but I will be able to log in this evening. Post back on this thread if you think that might be help
  • wow that is a lot of stuff!!!! Thanks for explaining it to me

    K xxxxxxxxxx
  • Hi K-lou

    I also have PCOS, I was referred to a specialist and prescribed Metformin to help regulate ovulation.

    J Jenko - we are currently in our first month of ttc, are you on any prescribed medication.

    Millyboo x
  • Thanks ladies, I was just wondering what it was and how you knew you had it. For about a year or so I have had pains in my belly on and off and had a few other problems but I think mine is IBS.

    Since missing my period I have had pains around my belly button keep feeling sick, ache all over getting head aches. I dont; think thi sis PCOS I just did not know??

    I was getting worried though i think is could be beacuse my body is dying to come on due to missing one??

    I think i missed it as well becaue we losta family member then and it hit me very hard.

    K xxxxx
  • Milly boo - we are seeing the specialist at the beginning of next month.. am thinking we will be prescribed clomid as she has written several times in my notes 'requires ovulation induction'. Some consultants prescribe metformin at eh same time.
    Was it your GP that prescribed the metformin ?
  • Hi J-Jenko

    It was prescribed by the consultant. I'm supposed to take it 3 times a day but I do have a habit of forgetting. I had an implant for contraception and this was taken out in December which is when I started taking the metformin. I have since had 3 periods consistently at 33 days and the last one at 29 days so it seems to be working x
  • Am throwing lots of luck your way milly boo... does sound like the metformin is doing its stuff...
  • Thanks its still early days but got a feeling will be in it for the long haul, i'm still young so got to just let nature take its course have you been trying ttc for long?
  • I was diagnosed with PCOS back in November after having no AF's for nearly a year.

    I started off on Met and then in March i was given the fertility drug Clomid (50mg). I responded well and scans and bloods tests showed i ovulated for the first time in 14 months. Sadly it was a BFN, but at least my own AF arrived and i am now on my 2nd cycle using clomid.

    Happy to help and answer any questions you have.

    Jo x
  • I too have PCOS - I was diagnosed in Jan 08 - I've been referred to the ferility clinic - and didn't get very far with an awful witch of a nurse - so now and going prvate!
    I've had 2 afs in 13 months - and just waiting for some help now!!! Fingers crossed for the private doc on thursday!

    Any questions please feel free to ask hun!

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