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I'm Not Even Sure I Have PCOS

I'm Not Even Sure I Have PCOS

I recently tried to start birth control with my Gyn. She requested an ultrasound because I wanted to avoid hormonal birth control due to preexisting depression and get the Paragard IUD. During the ultrasound, they found that I have multiple cysts on my right ovary, and have a thickened uterine lining(1.2cm, 12mm). I went in to have a follow-up discussion in regards to the ultrasound and she said I have PCOS, the thickened uterine lining is fine because "I'm young" and she sent me with a… read more

posted January 9, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

Did your Dr run any blood tests? I would ask to get your testosterone levels checked as that is a more sure indicator as far as I understand it.

posted January 15, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

My doc did an ultrasound and blood work over the course of 12 months before diagnosing me. Maybe its worth seeking a second opinion if you're worried? Or just request your current doc to do some more testing. I also agree with Graceo ^^ My doc constantly tested the testosterone levels.

posted January 29, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

My biggest issue is that I am being treated for adult cystic acne, as well as depression already. Both of which are common in my family. I get my period every month, I just have a longer cycle. My medications are working for me. If this is something I don't have, I don't want to introduce a whole new thing to my body to mess up what I have now.

posted January 17, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

I haven't talked to her since, HOWEVER I did call a different gyno who said there's no testing that can be done, it's all physical attributes, which I find to be BS

posted January 17, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

I have cysts on my ovaries, acne all my life (not bad acne though), slightly overweight (always had trouble losing it), absent periods without birth control, etc. my doctor automatically said pcos and I definitely believed her since the symptoms are so similar. Also losing weight helps a lot with pcos it did with mine. Depression & anxiety are part of pcos too been dealing with it for about 15 years now. I say go with the treatment and if it doesn’t improve let your doctor know. I think they are blood tests for pcos too but I could be wrong. There are different types of pcos too such as noninsulin resistant, insulin resistant, pcos which is polycycstic ovaries but not the s which is the syndrome. You can also be super thin and have pcos too. It’s a confusing syndrome that a lot of doctors don’t know much about still which is sad

posted January 12, 2018

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