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1/19/13 5:49 P

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Everything I've read says that woman with PCOS can get a period without ovultating. It's called an anovulatory cycle.

This is what I think has been happening to me. i have an appointment with a fertility specialist in March and all this waiting is frustrating!

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11/6/12 8:04 P

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So true! I love all the doctors who say "lose weight and you'll feel better." What they don't understand is that it is not only a cause but a symptom! To lose weight, I have to cut out all the crap and exercise like crazy. Sometimes it seems so unfair!

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9/30/12 7:02 P

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Did she offer suggestions on how to get your bmi under 24? It's hard enough to lose weight under normal circumstances, but trying to do it with PCOS is even worse.

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9/29/12 10:44 A

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at 230 I didn't even have a cycle, I lost weight and I started having a period, but my obgyn told me I wasn't ovulating and needed to lose weight. According to her a period don't mean you won't have any trouble getting pregnant and that the other symptoms of PCOS won't still be there. She said is her best guess when my bmi is under 24 all the symptoms will go away.

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9/11/12 3:28 P

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Hi Jenn,
You can still get a period and not have ovulated. From what my RE told me with PCOS'ers (that's his term lol), you will ovulate most months but it will be so late in your cycle that the egg is "old" and even if it gets fertilized will not be able to implant.
Another poster suggested www.fertilityfriend.com, I highly recommend this site to, it has tons of great information.


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8/17/12 1:32 A

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Wow reading other articles and what ovulation is, it says you have to ovulate to have a period, and a lady on another discussion board wrote a big thing up about it, I will try with BBT, but I could never understand it to confusing to me.

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8/15/12 10:04 A

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That is incorrect. You don't have to ovulate to have a period and just because you have a period doesn't mean you are ovulating. I don't have normal periods but when I do have one I don't ovulate.

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8/15/12 7:40 A

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The only way to confirm ovulation for sure is by tracking your basal body temperature (bbt) or by ultrasound. If you track your bbt, it will go up after ovulation and confirm that you did indeed ovulate. It is possibly to have a period without ovulating though. Those anovulatory cycles will usually be a little longer, but not necessarily. Isn't ttc such a wonderful thing?!?!? It's a whole bunch of hurry up and wait, and "maybe but maybe not".

If you haven't been tracking your bbt, but would like to start, I suggest you check out www.fertilityfriend.com. They have online tracking software that you can use with a free membership and also have an "online course" so you can learn more about tracking and monitoring your fertility signs. There is also a paid membership that allows access to message boards and a chat room. (If you want to pay, check out their facebook page for discounted membership prices.)

Good luck!

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8/15/12 3:32 A

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I am a little confused , I have a regular period every month, about 30-35 days cycles. The doctor told me to lose weight, and I told him if you have a period can you not ovulate, he said you have to ovulate to have a period...I am lost does anyone know for sure if I am ovulating? we have been not preventing for 3.5 years now, I tried metformin at 250 mg i was feeling good bumped to 500mg and was tired and constipated bad... so if you can help me know if I am are not.

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