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kpi1996

My daughter hasn't had periods for at least 2/3 years and before that where irregular. Hormone blood test has come back normal. Doctor thinks she has PCOS but can this be with a normal blood test. She is 21 and upset by this.

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what blood tests did she have? Not to worry we are here to help support x

She must have 4 periods a year to keep her uterus healthy, these can be forced, or get her on the combined contraceptive pill which will force a period monthly. I would also see if you can get her a smear done as well to check their are no abnormalities as well just to be sure the lack of periods hasn't caused any issues.

Ask for a scan as well as blood tests can come back normal. What other symptoms does she have that may relate to pcos ?

Hi I'm 22 and I was diagnose at 19 I had no periods for around two years and was told my below area was perfect, it took an internal scan to show I had PCOS on both my ovaries. All my blood test came back normal. I has test for diabetes and thyroids and some others but they all came back clear and normal. if you daughter is comfortable with the idea of a internal scan I would deeply recommend asking your doctor if they haven't already offered it as it could help in a lot of ways. I also recommend if you haven't already to check with other family members to see if they have ever had the same problems. as I only just found out after Christmas that PCOS runs on my dads side of the family and my grandma struggled to have my dad and his brother.

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bms12 in reply to VeronicaKat

Exactly the same as myself, 22 with PCO on both sides - no periods and unable to conceive without assisted conception. Other than that no other issues. Diagnosed by internal ultrasound.

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VeronicaKat in reply to bms12

does assisted conception really help as I am hoping to become pregnant in the next few years as I feel like my time is running out. but I feel to young and judged if I was to ask a doctor for it.

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bms12 in reply to VeronicaKat

Yeah they do help, I've been having treatment for 2 years now because we never know how long it will take or how complicated it could be x

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VeronicaKat in reply to bms12

sorry to ask but have you had any children or still trying .

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bms12 in reply to VeronicaKat

Oh its no problem, no I haven't had any yet but you spend quite awhile undergoing diagnosis before you start actual treatment, but I have to wait for an operation in may as my responses to the fertility treatment is just erratic. Clomid didn't work at all, then I moved on to daily injections and I don't respond for 2 - 3 weeks and then in the space of 3 days I end up with far too many follicles. so got to have an operation to try and help my response to the treatments, so I respond quicker but with less follicles hopefully! x

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VeronicaKat in reply to bms12

Thank you for replying, I may start looking into the assisted conception over the next months and see what my doctor thinks about it as I am not 100% trying but I'm also not doing anything that would stop me from becoming pregnant. I have just started taking Metformin and I want to see how my body takes to it before adding or changing medication, I myself am still fairly new to PCOS they don't teach it in school (they should) and I don't really know a lot about it and what treatments you can take unless a doctors tell me, kind of why I am on this site.

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bms12 in reply to VeronicaKat

There definitely should be more awareness, that's how I also started out not trying put not preventing it at the same time, and I also tried metformin but it made me poorly unfortunately but I know a lot of people who have had really good results with metformin x

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VeronicaKat in reply to bms12

Hopefully I will be ok on it as I'm about to start a new job and I can't deal with been ill all the time, I have only just started to feel some what normal after so many years off feeling down and crap about myself because I kept been ill.

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bms12 in reply to VeronicaKat

That's good, I just don't think it reacted well with my system. I'm also not insulin resistant so that could also have played a role x

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