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PCOS Misdiagnosis

Posted In: Fertility conditions 14 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 20, 2007
  • 06:59 PM

After 1 1/2 years of trying to get pregnant and 1 1/2 years of "try harder" and "come back when you are pregnant," I finally was referred to a specialist who did an ultrasound and diagnosed me with PCOS. He explained that all of the black circles on the screen were numerous cysts on my ovaries. Alarmed, but determined, I continued to try to conceive for another 4 years with no success. We also began the process of trying to adopt through DSS because we wanted a big family. Last month I changed doctors out of frustration and my new doc sent me to another specialist who is world renowned. The new specialist did an ultrasound and found that I was perfectly fine, with no PCOS and no cyctic ovaries....in fact, the same black circles appeared on the screen, which both he and his assistant immediately determined were viable eggs within my ovaries...not cysts.
While this is wonderful news, I am so heartbroken over the years we have spent trying to conceive and the misdiagnosis. I feel like, had we known then that I was ok, we could have immediately looked into hormonal levels, sperm counts, and other issues that might have been factors. As it is, we can still try, but we have always wanted a big family, and have not yet even started at 31 yrs. old.
I am just wondering if others have had this experience...and what happened as a result. I feel like, while my misdiagnosis is not deadly, I have greatly increased the likelihood of no biological children or complications with pregnancy. Just looking for support out there. Thanks in advance!!!

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