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NatashaaSarah Sun 25-Oct-15 00:43:49

So, I am 23 and was diagnosed with PCOS many years ago around age 18 when I had not ever had a period. I had to take tablets to even start my periods.. I am now in a happy relashionship and would like a child, but I am unsure of whats going on, I would prefer to conceive naturally (although I understand that can be an issue with PCOS) If possible I would like to avoid hospitals and being put on any meds to make it happen. I rarely have a period, sometimes only twice a year, but I bought an ovulation kit and found that I do ovulate even without having a period, I have never gotten pregnant. I'm just wondering if the ovulation kits are rubbish, also weather I can still get pregnant without the peridos if I am ovulating.. I'm so confused lol! Help anyone?

amarmai Tue 27-Oct-15 01:30:20

a fertility clinic will be able to assist you.

needtomovesomewherewarmer Wed 28-Oct-15 03:37:06

Natasha have you found the conception pages here? It's been a while since I've been on them but there are lots of people ttc (trying to conceive) with lots of experience of fertility issues including PCOS and will be able to help in terms of thing to try where to go etc. Try there xx

DirtyDancing Sun 01-Nov-15 20:58:31

Are you on Facebook? There is a fantastic group called Verity for PCOS support x

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 02-Nov-15 09:20:35

Ovulation kits and PCOS are very uneasy bedfellows. These kits read LH: if there is an excess of LH to start with (this excess hormone level is common with PCOS) then it will give you false positive results. I would ditch the kit forthwith.

I think these kits state on the box as well that they should not be used if PCOS is present.

It is also possible to have periods without actually ovulating; as you are currently only having one or two bleeds a year then it is very likely that you are currently not ovulating at all.

I would speak to your GP about the previous PCOS diagnosis and go from there.

www.verity-pcos.org.uk is a good website.

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