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PCOS Symptoms & My Gyno Won't Help Me

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 11, 2009
  • 10:15 PM

OK, I hope someone can help me because I am confused and scared.

I have had irregular periods since I was 25 (7 years). Yes, I have a period every month, but they are always at different times (anywhere from 26-33 days). I have asked every gyno that I have gone to for yearlys and they always assure me its totally normal.

My sister, who is a nurse brought up Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to me last week. I didnt even know what it was. My symptoms include: irregular periods, acne, oily skin, dandruff, skin tags under my arms, weight gain around the middle, hard to lose weight, a ring of darkened brown skin on the back of my neck ( 5 years ago an MD told me I was just isuline resistant because I was fat. I have gone from 280lbs to 220lbs since then), pelvic pain, etc.

I called my gyno who saw me just three months ago who told me I was hypochondrical about my reproductive health. She told me she did not test me for it because I was not a candidate to be tested. That even though my periods are 26-33 days, I still get one every month and therefore am not irregular.

My insurance had since lapsed. I cannot get a second opinion and I am scared. I have not had children yet, and I don't want that time to come and for me to find out that I can't have them.

Can anyone out there please help me?

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  • OK, I hope someone can help me because I am confused and scared. I have had irregular periods since I was 25 (7 years). Yes, I have a period every month, but they are always at different times (anywhere from 26-33 days). I have asked every gyno that I have gone to for yearlys and they always assure me its totally normal. My sister, who is a nurse brought up Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to me last week. I didnt even know what it was. My symptoms include: irregular periods, acne, oily skin, dandruff, skin tags under my arms, weight gain around the middle, hard to lose weight, a ring of darkened brown skin on the back of my neck ( 5 years ago an MD told me I was just isuline resistant because I was fat. I have gone from 280lbs to 220lbs since then), pelvic pain, etc. I called my gyno who saw me just three months ago who told me I was hypochondrical about my reproductive health. She told me she did not test me for it because I was not a candidate to be tested. That even though my periods are 26-33 days, I still get one every month and therefore am not irregular. My insurance had since lapsed. I cannot get a second opinion and I am scared. I have not had children yet, and I don't want that time to come and for me to find out that I can't have them. Can anyone out there please help me?Stress can play a huge role on when you get your period. When you get your period relies on when you ovulate. If you are stressed around that time, the egg isn't released on time, therefore delays when your period comes. When the egg is released, you'll feel some weird sharp pains in your abdomen. That's normal. The only way to fully get your period at the same time every month is to go on birth control. If you're not on birth control, your period will flucuate and as long as you're getting them, you're fine. I'm 31, and I have had weird cycles for the past few years, as well as changing PMS symptoms. Recently, my boobs are extra painful 3-5 days before my period. This didn't happen until 5 months ago. Your body is ever-changing. There was a month I was so stressed out, I didn't get my period for 45 days. I go to a gyno every 6 months for checkups, so I know I'm fine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2009
    • 04:51 PM
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  • Do you have problems where you need to go to the Gyno every 6 months? Once a year is more than enough regarding visits and checkups if there is nothing wrong with you. A lot of the time, insurance companies only pay enough for a yearly checkup as well. Once a year is fine, the every 6 month thing is a bit much if you aren't ill. It's not like a teeth cleaning (which is done every 6 months).Stress can play a huge role on when you get your period. When you get your period relies on when you ovulate. If you are stressed around that time, the egg isn't released on time, therefore delays when your period comes. When the egg is released, you'll feel some weird sharp pains in your abdomen. That's normal. The only way to fully get your period at the same time every month is to go on birth control. If you're not on birth control, your period will flucuate and as long as you're getting them, you're fine. I'm 31, and I have had weird cycles for the past few years, as well as changing PMS symptoms. Recently, my boobs are extra painful 3-5 days before my period. This didn't happen until 5 months ago. Your body is ever-changing. There was a month I was so stressed out, I didn't get my period for 45 days. I go to a gyno every 6 months for checkups, so I know I'm fine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2010
    • 02:21 PM
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  • Do you have problems where you need to go to the Gyno every 6 months? Once a year is more than enough regarding visits and checkups if there is nothing wrong with you. A lot of the time, insurance companies only pay enough for a yearly checkup as well. Once a year is fine, the every 6 month thing is a bit much if you aren't ill. It's not like a teeth cleaning (which is done every 6 months).You're absolutely right, once a year is perfectly normal. I go every 6 months because I tested positive for HPV during a routine exam (which seems to be an increasing thing due to condoms not completely protecting you from it), and the gyno is monitoring via pap smears every 6 months to detect any cell changes that may develop - so if there are, it's easier to prevent any future problems.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2010
    • 10:04 PM
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  • I Have PCOS and it definately sounds like you have it to me. You dont have to have irregular periods to have it and I am also IR but I am slim so weight is not the cause. I have it because my dad is diabetic. Check out my blog, pcoshater.blogspot com, hopefully this will help and shed some light and there is a great forum called soul cysters search for it.There are things that you can do to help, you will also find that it is extremley difficult to lose any weight but it is possible and the more weight you lose the better as your symptoms will start to go.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2010
    • 00:03 PM
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  • OK, I hope someone can help me because I am confused and scared. I have had irregular periods since I was 25 (7 years). Yes, I have a period every month, but they are always at different times (anywhere from 26-33 days). I have asked every gyno that I have gone to for yearlys and they always assure me its totally normal. My sister, who is a nurse brought up Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to me last week. I didnt even know what it was. My symptoms include: irregular periods, acne, oily skin, dandruff, skin tags under my arms, weight gain around the middle, hard to lose weight, a ring of darkened brown skin on the back of my neck ( 5 years ago an MD told me I was just isuline resistant because I was fat. I have gone from 280lbs to 220lbs since then), pelvic pain, etc. I called my gyno who saw me just three months ago who told me I was hypochondrical about my reproductive health. She told me she did not test me for it because I was not a candidate to be tested. That even though my periods are 26-33 days, I still get one every month and therefore am not irregular. My insurance had since lapsed. I cannot get a second opinion and I am scared. I have not had children yet, and I don't want that time to come and for me to find out that I can't have them. Can anyone out there please help me?Hi there,The PCOS is best treated holistically using homeopathy, Chinese medicine, specific supplements and an eating plan according to your metabolic type.Dr B
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
    • 08:51 PM
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