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PCOS

Anonymous

So I am starting to think I have pcos and I am so scared to ask a doctor. I have 2 stepchildren but I always wanted my own children and don't think I could hear that it may not ever be possible. Has anyone else dealt with this diagnosis?

  • Kate
    Jun 14, 2018

    Hi there, I was incorrectly diagnosed with PCOS, treated for it, then got a second opinion from a different fertility doctor who specializes in PCOS and later confirmed that I did not have it. PCOS does not necessarily mean you won’t be able to have your own children. I can tell you that there are definitely options out there to help women with PCOS conceive. And there are several factors that are taken into consideration (in addition to PCOS) before telling a patient she won’t be able to conceive: What is your egg supply like? What is your thyroid level? What does your partner’s semen analysis reveal? Sure, it can be scary or disappointing to receive the diagnosis (or any diagnosis, for that matter), but try reframing the situation: You’ll now be empowered with the information you need. Everyone’s fertility journey is so different. First step is running all your blood work and diagnostic testing to find out what your specific journey entails. From there, you can get on whichever medications are right for you, adjust your diet or exercise routine if needed, address any issues with your partner’s fertility, etc, etc. Good luck. 👍 Knowledge is power. :)