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Questioning diagnosis of Polycystic

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 10, 2006
  • 10:40 PM

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary syndrome in my early-twenties after having irregular periods pretty much from day one. Periods would come at different times of the month, last for two weeks, miss a month, then come back for a whole month, and just never follow any pattern other than usually being heavy, and finally I had a non-stop period for a year.

I was then told I had (PCOS) and put on birth control pills to stablize it. For the first time, I could actually predict when my period was coming. (Also had a couple ultra sounds done and no cysts were ever detected ) Then after a few years, being diagnosed with Diabetes II and high blood pressure I was taken off birth control. Now in my late 30's and stopping the pill, my periods became normal. Five years later my periods are still pretty regular even without my diabetes being currently under control.

I was told that my periods would never regulate once off of the pill and that when I had to stop, something else would have to be done. This has not come to pass.

I have read literature on (PCOS) and most of the sites state that women with this condition have a history of missing periods not excessive periods, I am either missing something, or something is amiss.

Doctors have in the past suspected Adrenal Insuffiency or Cushing's but Polycystic was what was gone with. Now I am wondering if this has been a mis-diagnosis all along?

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  • I've just been diagnosed with PCOS after having had no period for 10 months. I was diagnosed following an operation to remove a 4 inch cyst and pcos was found during that procedure and since then I've read 3 books on the subject. PCOS causes irregular periods be it too many or not enough so I would doubt it's a wrong diagnosis. If you even make a small change to eating habits or even lose a few pounds this can lessen and even put into remission the effects of pcos. I would recommend any of the books by Collette Harris as they really put my mind at rest and as she's a pcos sufferer she's done all the research that you never would find out from a doctor or gynaecoligist. Hope this helps.
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    • October 11, 2006
    • 04:55 PM
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