Do you suffer from PCOS? could you get pregnant??

@snel27 (48)
United States
June 18, 2008 12:31am CST
First let me start off by explaining what PCOS is. It stands for Poly Cystic Ovarian syndrome. It's where the female's body instead of having a period the eggs dont mature and they turn into cyst. Well from when i first started my period i always had irregular ones. i would go from not having one for a few months to years til not having one at all. The doctors always told me it was normal in teen girls who were active in sports. Well now i am 26 and the doctors have told me i have PCOS. Which means i have little or no chance of having children. On top of that i have a thyroid problem ,that i have to take medicine for making it even harder to become pregnant. i'm just interested in talking with women who have similar troubles for advice. Do you have PCOS and have gotten pregnant??
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I know what it is like. As a kid I had very irregular periods as well. Wasn't till a few years ago that I was diagnosed with PCOS. It is very hard as my fiance and I want to have children. But children in our future is kinda low right now. I am going through some hormone thearpy right now with a birth control pill called Yasmin. There are other pills that you can take as well. One being Metformin I beleive it is called. I will get you all the information I have on this that you might not have. I know it is a very hard thing to go through life as a women and not being able to bare a child. I am here if you ever want to chat about things about this condition. We can use all the support that we need.
• Canada
18 Jun 08
It is used for people with diabetes but also it has helped women get pregnant while having PCOS. What kind of herbs are you taking if you don't mind me asking?
@kerriannc (4283)
• Jamaica
18 Jun 08
Nicholejade, my doctor give me metformin too but he says it is to control my weight. I stoping taking it because after a while I dislike taking big pills. I think it is a diabetic and weight control pill.
• United States
30 Jun 08
My doctor told me that I might have PCOS.I have all the symptoms but he wants to run test on me first.He said that the PCOS can be fixed with proper medication and that I would be able to have children.I don't believe a lot of Doctors but he is good I have gone to a lot of other Doctor and the only thing they would do is make me feel worse.He was the only one that was able to tell me what I might have.My sister is taking this Herb medicine called vitex it also helps with PCOS I will buy it today.Read up on it.
• United States
19 Jun 08
I was diagnosed with PCOS about 10 years ago when I was in college. I am 31 now and have gone through various kinds of medication and listened to many theories from doctors. My current doctor just put me on Metformin, also known as Glucophage. She says that it has great success in helping women with PCOS begin to ovulate. I am not currently trying to get pregnant, but I am very hopeful that I will be able to when the time comes. No doctor has ever told me that it will be impossible for me to have children, only that it might be difficult. I feel that the key is to not give up hope. The more we stress out, the more problems we will have. I also wanted to mention that I have hair growth on my chin like an earlier person posted, and went through electrolysis, which did not work. I started going to Sona Medspa for laser hair removal treatments and it is working like a miracle!! For only $1000, it is now like I never had hair growth at all. I recommend looking into it if you are having this trouble.
2 Aug 08
hi i was told by my doctor that i have pcos im only 17 and im scared that i wont be able to have kids alot people have told me not to belive every thing my doctors says because they arent always right, my symptoms arent that bad i dont have hair growing on my chin ect all i have is no periods they did put me on the pill but i felt that is wasnt doing anything. does anyone her hd kids with pcos.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
19 Jun 08
I have a cousin who had PCOS. After treatment for one year she was pregnantand has a girl. So not that it is not possible. Everything is possible if you trust in God.
@snel27 (48)
• United States
19 Jun 08
thank you for your response, it gives me hope that i might one day be able to have children!
@kerriannc (4283)
• Jamaica
18 Jun 08
I am 32 years old and I have this problem too. I started have period at age 13 and it was very irregular. After graduating from high school I started growing hair under my chin and no period. I am know shaving like a man it is a pill polyguton my doctor give to me so that my menstruation will come. I know that I will not be able to have children since the age of 14 because I started to read on all the articles about this hormonal problem. At the age of 28 my doctor told me that I can do the operation where they will press a substance in my navel through the ovaries so that it can be regulate. I was saving towards it but lose my job. My dear this is the years of technology you will be able to have if your doctor is willing to let you do the operation that my doctor was telling me about. I have met persons with our problems and have one child. So don't give up hope. It is having a patient partner and a well inform doctor that will assist you in achieving your goal.
@snel27 (48)
• United States
19 Jun 08
thank you for your resonse! i have heard of the surgery where they go through your belly button and do something to the ovaries but i also heard it wasnt permanat so i never gave it a second thought. My doctor is now telling me that i have to loose weight to have a higher chance of getting pregnant. she wants to put me on a weight loss pill. Thank you again for your advice!
@DarkDancer (1014)
• Dayton, Ohio
18 Jun 08
The woman I am in love with has pcos. She actually has a son, but the doctors tell her that she will probably never have any more children.
@snel27 (48)
• United States
19 Jun 08
thank you for your response
8 Mar 09
i am 19 and have just been told i have pcos. im scared and hate the fact that i can never get pregnant. is there any advice . you can offer.