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:( :-\ HI there could anyone help me in the FF world.My mum had three daughters and we have all had our tests for pcos the latest one being my younger sis last week and the dreaded syndrome has attacked and gripped us all.I was just wondering if anyone on the site also has it running in their family, i am interested as i want to see if it is common or not!! Surely we cannot be the only family can we???
 

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i do not have any female siblings but know that i have inherited my pcos from my mum , she tried to concieve me after my 2 brothers  and they are  both 5 yrs older than me, she is a twin and her mother is a twin so it shows that it does run in the family...
 

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HI Sab

hey hun hows you??
well i have only one sister and she hasnt got the dreaded pcos i come from quite a large famiy though and seem to be the only one who is unable to have children and has pcos

Weird life we live in eh hun?

Love Martine xxxx
 

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hi all
as far as i know i am also the only one in my family who has pcos i have a small family and i have never heard it mentiond befor it is very weired
                                  love baby wisper
 

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I think there may be a female link at some point, but am still unsure, specialists cannot confirm this,
 

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this pcos is a weird and wonderfull world isnt it???still trying to see if i can work out how it has gripped all three of us in one family??strange???thanks for all ur replies so far its so lovely to be able to see what is happening in other families
 

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Hi,

My mum had five daughters, and I am the only one who got the dreaded PCOS. 

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I am the only one in our family who has been diagnosed with it. My mum had 6 pregnancys, 5 live births and didnt have a problem getting pregnant. My sister had 4 live births and about 6 m/c and never had trouble getting pregnant. I was diagnosed with PCOS and eventually had a live birth after 21 years of trying but with the help of IVF.

Dont know if thats any good.

love Kimx  x x
 

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I also haven't got any female siblings but nobody in my family had a struggle to get pregnant.

In my case I think weight gain and a lot of stress caused the PCOS  :(

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No PCO/PCOS with my mother, I have no sisters, my mother did have 1 M/C though between my brother and me.  As far as I can remember my mother never said anything about fertility problems within her family.
Everyone in the family (ie aunts, etc) all have had children with no problems so I may be the first, then again you just never know do you.
 
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Hi Sab

I don't have any sister's but my mom has the symptoms of pcos.  But she never had any problem getting pg (i have 2 younger brother's)  My mom was not aware that she had it and now feels really guilty that I have it.

Love Charlotte  ;D
 

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Hi everyone

I normally post in the chitter chatters but thought I'd jump in on this one too if that's ok?  I have no female siblings either and no evidence of PCOS in the family but did read somewhere that it can be passed down through the male genes possibly.  I am sure I read that if there is evidence of high testosterone (like early male baldness) it could show a link.  I don't know if that helps any?

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My mum has never had any probs and got pregnant easily. 

My middle sister has just been diagnosed and I also have a cousin who was diagnosed a few years ago.
 

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i am the only one in my family. my mum had 3 of us without any problems. i dont have any sisters though and no one else in my family seems to have any problems.

my weight problem however comes from my mums side of the family - they are all big, so i cant whole heartedly blame pcos for my weight
 

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Thanks to all that have responded so far to my emails sorry i have not answered them personally all the messages i have reiceved so far seem to be of help,its still confusing to me the world of pcos is confusing it really is !!! :'(
 

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It is thought there is a genetic link and that PCOS can run in families (not all, obviously).  If there are any ladies out there who are particularly hirsute (hairy) then I would advise you being investigated for something called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia - you would have to be referred by your GP/Gynae consultant to an Endocrinology Consultant to be reviewed for this.  Particularly so, if PCOS + hirsutism runs in your family.
 

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HI,

I just wanted to add, that my paternal aunt and paternal grandmother all also had trouble concieving ( aunt had ds through IVF, nan had 10 year gap between dad and aunt through TTC) and although I have never asked out right, if they have PCOS, I cant help but think there might be a genetic link... who knows!!!
 

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Hiya. Thought I would come and add my 2p worth aswel.

I have been diagnosed with PCOS now since Nov 2003, when I was told by my GP that it can be genetic and run in some families I asked my mum who had no knowledge of anyone having it.

In the last few weeks though different things have come out just in general discussions.

My mum had a m/c before she conceived me, And also has been to the nurse recently for some blood tests, when my mum mentioned how she was feeling and some of the things she had wrong with her the nurse asked if she had ever had PCOS! (my mum also has a hairy top lip like me lol)

Her sister had m/c's and took a couple of years to conceive her second son.

And my cousin has recently told me shes having problems with her weight and has irregular AF's, which got me thinking if she has it too. She is going to go to her DR and see if she can be tested for it. I really pray she doesn't have this horrid thing too :(

Anyway, not sure if these are just coincidences or not but it can really get you wondering can't it?

Nicky x x x
 

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Both my younger sisters (25 and 20) have PCOS too. However the youngest does not have the same mother as us. As my mother or her twin had no problems conceiving we were wondering that it could be something in my Dads side of the family or just coincidence.....
 

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^hello^

I have 2 sisters and neither have PCOS.  One of my sister's had no problems getting pregnant (she has 2 children) and the other is just about to start trying - I hope she doesn't have any problems.  My Mum had no problems getting pregnant (she had 4 children) and neither did her Mum (also had 4 children).

I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago and I have done a bit of research on it.  I'm sure I read somewhere that males can carry the PCOS gene and pass it on to their daughters :-\.  Apparently, a sign of PCOS in men is early balding  :-\.

In my family, no girls were born on my dad's side of the family for generations (until me and my sisters came along) so may be that's why I am the first person that has come across these problems - or that we know of anyway.

Like others have said, could just be a coincidence.  I really don't want to pass this on to my DD  :(.

Terri xx
 
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