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Hi.  I'm 37 and my dh is 35.  I discovered I had PCOS four years ago.  I didn't want children at the time but was getting anxious about my age, but was advised by my consultant not to worry as it was easy to rectify the problem.  And I believed her!!  2 years ago I decided to sort the problem out as naturally as I could, so I went to a herbalist.  After only a short while my AF was almost normal (I hadn't had a period for 6 months before that!). Although my cycle is still about 31 days.  I have now got to the point where I have ovulated (had all the tests done), but still not falling pregnant.  We've been trying for 12 months now, but nothing.  I show no other PCOS symptoms (not overweight, no facial hair etc) although I do tend to suffer with spots around my chin area.  Any advice?  Val
 

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hi val

i am in a similar position to you in that i was diagnosed with pcos about 4.5 years ago and have been trying every since i dont really ovulate and have had various treatments including clomid and 3 failed iui's so next step is ivf.  I do have side effects irregular periods and overweight but have been addressing that problem.  I cant really offer any additional advice apart from seeeing a specialist who may suggest iui.  Cant belive your doctor said pcos was easy treat - my eye!!!!!!!

good luck with everything
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Hi Val,

I don't have PCOD but I was 37 when I saw my first fertility doctor after ttc for a year ( we had unexplained if). He recommended either having a laparoscopy to see if I had endo, and then ttc naturally for 3-6 months, or ivf. We did both, and got pg 1st time with ivf ( I don't live in the UK, and didn't have to wait for either)
I would definately advise you see your GP and get referred to a fertility specialist and also get your partner to have a sperm count.

Good luck,

Suzy
 

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Coincidentally I have just moved abroad too.  So I'm rather anxious about going to a foreign doctor.  I will be returning to the UK for a short period and was going to go to my GP just to see what the situation is, however, after your comment it may be quicker for me to find a doctor in France that can help  :).  Dh has already had sperm count and that's ok.  It's reassuring to know I'm not the only one in this position though.  Thanks. Val
 

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Hi Val,

Welcome to the site-it's brill. Everyone is so supportive.

I have been told by the hospital that they are pretty much certain that I have got PCO after an internal scan. My periods are regular (28 day cycle) and a blood test showed that I ovulate (which I don't really get-unless they happened to take it during a rare month!?). All other blood tests were ok too apart from my male hormone index which they took after the scan (5.8 - according to my hospital below 5 is considered normal).

Anyway more to the point- the doctor has told me that the next step he advises is laparoscopy (to def confirm PCO & to rule out endometriosis) if both of these are as expected then he says they will go straight on to do ovarian drilling which apparently is quite successful at kick starting the ovaries into producing mature eggs (about 80% success, I read somewhere-although don't quote me on that one!!). He seems to think that this route is the one to go down instead of medication. DH's sperm count reading is normal although he is a lot older than me so not sure if this is why the doctor has said to go straight for the drilling rather than medication as a lot of other people seem to do it the other way around.

I don't know if this would be a possible option for you or not?

Hope you manage to sort out what's best for you and that this may have helped a bit. Keep us posted.

Good luck,

Sophina x x x
 
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