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8/7/2018 2:30:53 PM
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Mar 2012
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My husband and I have been trying to start a family for over a year now with no luck, we went to the doctors and everything is good on my husbands side but from my blood work my doctor has suspicions that I have PCOS ( polycystic ovary syndrome) I go in for a test on the 13th, I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this? And what treatments there are? And is it possible to start a family?  
It’s really stressing me out either no one in my family has had it or are willing to talk about it.  
Thanks in advance!


8/7/2018 6:09:39 PM
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Sep 2015
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there are options

Many women have PCOS and it does cause fertility issues. But with some help it’s possible. It all depends on if your regularly ovulating which usually isn’t the case. They may do an internal ultrasound to see what your ovaries and tubes look like. They may also do a flush of your tubes. It all depends on how severe it is. Also your gyno will tell you the usual healthy eating ( many say a higher protein diet is good) exercise and the usual. They may also suggest progesterone pills for awhile and or birth control. Good luck!


8/7/2018 6:11:29 PM
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Jul 2012
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Diet among other things help. My friend has PCOS and is currently 7mo pregnant(around there at least) after quite a bit of trying and "failing" and the stress that came with that. Not to mention the other general issues that come with having PCOS(pain, irregularity, etc)  
Regardless of the results of the test I hope that it results in you being able to improve your general well being and from there being able to continue in your efforts to start a family :-)


8/7/2018 6:13:46 PM
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May 2012
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I have PCOS. I was diagnosed after years of complaining about periods, hair, weight. I was in Metformin, but it just doesn’t agree with me. I did become pregnant and had a wonderful daughter 3.5 years ago. For some people it is harder. But there are options (like Clomid). Don’t be alarmed- most times doctors will tell you it may be difficult to get pregnant. But there are things you can do.  
If you ever want to know more or have questions, feel free to PM me.

Belly Fuzz

8/7/2018 8:42:57 PM
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Jul 2016
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Pcos is the number one reason for infertility in women. But so many of them still have babies. Some need help but some don't. There are many many things doctors can help you with to get pregnant. I know so many women who do have it and have gotten pregnant. Remember the tv show "Kate plus 8"? she has pcos. Start trying as soon as you can, some women take longer than others depending on how bad of case you have. Good luck and don't fret, we are all here for you if you have any more questions.


8/7/2018 9:26:03 PM
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Feb 2009
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me too... and I now have 4 kids :-)

I knew before marriage I had PCOS - very irregular cycles. If I didn't want kids, life like that was sure easy, when it came to monthlies. No monthly cycle, no PMS, no worries. Then I got married, and we wanted kids. Husband would have happily waited, but I said because of the PCOS, we shouldn't. So we stopped using BC when we got married. Tried for a year. Nothing. Went to Dr in Brandon, tried with just clomid for a while, with gradually higher and higher does that made me crazy hormonal woman (who had NO experience dealing with that, BTW), still nothing. Had the full ultrasound routine, was referred to Heartland in WPG, had a laparoscopy, don't know if Dr did ovarian drilling during it, or flushed tubes? Ended up on Metformin and Clomid together, and finally conceived. Had our lovely son 4 days after our 4th anniversary. Wanted to try for another a couple years later, went to family dr to get pres:cription refills, assuming the same would be needed everytime. Found out I was already 3 months pregnant! After she arrived, we didn't prevent anything because we knew we still wanted another, ... 22 months later we had our second daughter. 6 years later, found out, SURPRISE! You're having one more. I guess once my ovaries went through the initial tutorial and found out what they were for they got the hang of things. Not stressing anymore about my fertility probably helped too! It's the most treatable form of infertility - and medical science can truly work wonders these days! Have faith! Your turn will come soon, and you'll never sleep well again either, lol


8/8/2018 9:38:08 AM
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Jan 2014
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I too battled with infertility caused by PCOS. Ye Traditional Chinese Medicine is what helped me! I don’t know if she is still available or not but I have my miracle child who is 8 now because of her.  
I took metformin and it made me sick, I went to the fertility clinic in Winnipeg, I had ovarian drilling done, we went on the adoption list. We tried everything we could afford, expensive fertility treatments were not an option for us.  
Good luck


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