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My names Ruth I'm 25 and I am currently undergoing fertility tests. I have been on Metformin for the last 6 months but so far nothing. I have had several tests which have confirmed the PCOS. Today the consultant has sent me a letter with my latest test results and they mean absolutely nothing to me. My appointment to see him for them to be discussed isn't until March! Is there any way of understanding the results sooner?

The waiting to understand what it all means is stressing me and my Husband out!!

Thank you

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In a similar position a couple of years ago we decided to see a private consultant. Each session was between £80-£120 (depending if he wrote me a prescription) . I had some money saved so cost was ok for us, so we had a number of sessions which I believe fast tracked me through a number of tests then transferred me back in to NHS system for anything major (I had ovarian drilling before I started IVF) . Even if money is tight could you stretch to one session to get the answers you need quicker? Often you can make an appointment privately within a week! Hope that helps.


Thank you. I'll see what we can do.


Hi there! I too was diagnosed with PCOS - my specialist said I'm in the top 5 percent worst cases he's seen. It meant that ovarian drilling (which helps LOTS of PCOS women) wouldn't be helpful to me as I have too many and the cysts are too big for it to work. I tried metformin in combination with clomid and i didn't react at all to either. So I was told my only option was IVF. We did egg sharing with both our cycles, so I donated some of my eggs. We just had our third attempt with some of our frozen from attempt two and got a BFP last week. Hopefully this is it now for us but only time will tell. I think what happens for you now depends on how severe your PCOS is. You're nearly the same age as me so I bet they'll try you on clomid first and if not you may have to try IVF like me. Maybe ring the clinic and see if they can help? They might be able to fit you in with a nurse or something? Sometimes no one likes to talk to you until the specialist does though. I know the wait to see the guys with the answers is horrid and i remember what it felt like so hope my experience has helped you a bit. I know the unknown can be worse than anything but hang in there. There's always hope xxxx

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Thank you. I just can't believe the specialist wrote me a letter after my last scan with loads of medical jargon that I don't understand. I don't have an appointment to see him until 8th March. I'm going to try and get an appointment with my GP to see if he can explain any of it to me!


Hi Rooeybeer. If you would like to email them to me in confidence, I will see if I can interpret them for you. support@fertilitynetworkuk.org Won't be until Wednesday though as I finish early today. Diane


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