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    Well, I had my endovaginal ultrasound and sonosalpingography today, and looks like my specialist was right ... I have PCO. I could even see them myself on the screen! My next specialist appt is the 3rd November, so we'll work out what to do with the results then.

    On the other hand, the radiologist told me that my fallopian tubes were beautiful LOL.


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    Yep.. mine were very visible too on the ultrasound. Good luck with treating your PCO. There's lots they can do these days, sometimes with very quick results

    Excellent news about your tubes too!

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    Cherie...

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    Cherie,
    Well done on braving the ultrasound. Sometimes bad news can be good in a sence. One you are diagnosed the plans can also be put in place. I didn't mind it as it took all the guess work out for me and let the doctor chart me closer than I could have.
    If you want to talk I have had every PCOS treatment
    Good luck on TTC
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    Thanks for your thoughts girls.

    I'm actually feeling OK about it (I had my minor meltdown a few weeks ago when the specialist suggested that it was a strong possibility). I guess I feel kind of relieved that there is a reason why we've not had much luck TTC ... and also relieved that there are a whole lot of options and treatments that we haven't even tried yet. I'm probably more worried about the associated diabetes / cardiovascular disease down the track, but I have an appointment with a dietitian this weekend to try to get some of the nutrition aspect of things under control.

    Bec - what did you find was the most successful treatment for you?

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    Cherie,
    We were sucessful with IVF, but did undertake all the other treatments before falling pregnant. I found clomid and IUI's were probably the best and not so expensive way to go..( but then again I am so impatient and wanted a baby now). Depending on whether your IR, which I wasn't Met has had promising results. Looking back though I wish we had DH sperm analysis earlier as there was a problem with it, and I endured many cycles before this was found.
    Ovarian Drilling didn't make that much difference, but whether it made the drugs work alittle better I'm not sure.
    The "cycle monitoring" through my Gyn was well worth it, that way we knew when I had O'd on clomid and how many folicles were there for either artifical trigger or natural and of course the right time to bd.
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    cherie - sorry pet - hope that your next appt goes well and you get some direction...thinking of you doll

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    Cherie, I'm so happy that you are able to get some answers now. It may not be the news you had hoped for, but you can now move forward with treatment etc that will bring you closer to your BFP.
    Good news on the beautiful fallopian tubes! \/
    I have everything crossed for you.

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    In my case I was kind of relieved to get my PCOS diagnosis... at least then I knew what the problem was

    I hope you get on the right track soon..

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    Cherie, hon, I just saw this post.

    I hope you are ok.

    I too have been diagnosed with PCOS. However I dont have cysts - go figure I dont know..

    My IVF specialist gave me 50mg Clomid to take per cycle from day 2 to day 6 and I got pregnant first go.. (however miscarried) and I am now taking Metformin 2000mg per day (2 tablets a day) with Clomid and hoping this cycle for results.

    Met is very cheap $20 for a box of 1000 tablets. Clomid is $40... so quite a cheap way to start with treatment to TTC.

    If you want any more info be happy to share with you, you are welcome to email me or MSN me.

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    Thanks for all your thoughtful responses and information girls. Bec - ovarian drilling sounds awful!!! Just the mental image is scary.

    Just a quick update: DH and I went to a review appointment with the specialist last Thursday. She formally diagnosed me with PCOS (no great surprise after the ultrasound results), and decided on a three-pronged plan of attack:
    1) Off to a dietitian to lose weight
    2) Clomid 50mg, starting when my next cycle naturally starts (could be another few months if last cycle is anything to go by)
    3) D & C to assess my uterus health. I'm VERY nervous about this last one. I did my research, and they don't recommend them for women under 35 (I'm 27), and I don't have private health insurance, so I'll have to wait to go public.
    She also wants me to have a fasting BSL to test whether I'm insulin resistant.

    So, it could be months before anything actually happens, either waiting for AF or waiting for the D&C (what happens after the D & C - is it classed as an AF, or what is the deal there?)

    Sad news is, it appears that DH has both a low sperm count, and of those spermies, 70% are abnormal. So we need to repeat the sperm analysis - but the specialist didn't seem suggest any real 'treatment' to address the sperm issues.

    Thanks again for everyone's posts .. it's reassuring to see what others have gone through.

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    oh cherie - i know it is a bit of a relief to actually have some plan of attack but scary at the saem time - i am so sorry that you have to experience this - at least we can lose weight together and we can have a race to see who has the shortest cycle - last time i played that game was with apple and she like twenty weeks along now - so bring it on!!!

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    You're on AJ!!! I'm not very competetive though ... so you'll probably win lol. I've got my review dietitian appointment this weekend, so we'll see how much I've lost over the past 2 weeks.

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    Hi,
    I too have PCOS. I just wanted to wish you luck Cherie! It sounds as though your specialist is getting you sorted!

    Also, Bin - the diagnostic criteria for PCOS requires that at least two of the following criteria are met:
    1. Oligo- or anovulation;
    2. Clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism;
    3. Polycystic ovaries.

    Hence why you can be diagnosed with PCOS without having PCO.
    (Sorry if I'm telling you to suck eggs!!)

    Cheers,
    H

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    Cherie,
    I'm glad your doctor saw the couple as a whole rather than just treating you for the PCOS. Good luck in the upcoming cycle.
    Bec

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    Thanks Bec and Bluesky! I found out my local public hospital does have gynae clinics, so I'll just have to get a referral to go there.

    The downside ... I work there lol
    The upside ... I work in aged care/disability, so the ob-gyn's aren't my colleagues (I don't really want to sit across a meeting table with someone who has seen the inside of my uterus IYKWIM)

    DH has gone extreme with healthy sperm habits - he's banned all caffeine and alcohol from the house, and has started taking zinc and multivitamins. It can only help I suppose!

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