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I am gunna have to change my physician. Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
17th Jul '13

Apparently my cycle issues are to prolonged obesity? No. I am overweight I get that. But I have had hormonal issues since I was little. She also claims I have PCOS but she has never tested me for it so how can she throw out a diagnosis that she's never tested for?

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
17th Jul '13

Do you have hair on your face? Thinning hair on your head? Weight that you can't lose? Anger or PMS symptoms? Tiredness? A lot of weight in your midsection?



Those are all signs of PCOS that she could see or detect by having a conversation with you.



There is no SPECIFIC test that says you have PCOS. The doctor makes that decision by eliminating other options and doing a sonogram of your ovaries to check for cysts. However, you don't HAVE to have cysts to have PCOS.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
17th Jul '13

Some people have cycle issues with 10 extra pounds and some people can be 150 pounds over weight and never have an issue. It really just depends. PCOS is more common I guess in women that are over weighty, but without testing she wouldn't know. I would probably find a new doctor. There are ways around dealing with weight issues and if she isn't willing to help then it wouldn't hurt to find someone new.

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
17th Jul '13

If they have taken your blood they could have looked at testosterone levels, high triglycerides are a PCOS symptom, they can also check your estrogen and progesterone levels. Things like that are all indicators as to what your doctor is saying.

Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SaraDenise:</b>" Do you have hair on your face? Thinning hair on your head? Weight that you can't lose? Anger or PMS symptoms? ... [snip!] ... other options and doing a sonogram of your ovaries to check for cysts. However, you don't HAVE to have cysts to have PCOS."</blockquote>
These are all issues that I have but there are hormonal issues that go alon with pcos. There are also ways to help regulate or manage it. And she hasn't had any thing drawn other than thyroid hormone

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15351 posts
17th Jul '13

She can't diagnose you without blood tests. Get a new doctor.

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
17th Jul '13
Quoting Squiggly Spooch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SaraDenise:</b>" Do you have hair on your face? Thinning hair ... [snip!] ... with pcos. There are also ways to help regulate or manage it. And she hasn't had any thing drawn other than thyroid hormone"

Yes, they commonly check your thyroid to make sure it is functioning correctly before making a PCOS diagnosis. I don't get it, do you believe the PCOS diagnosis or not? If you are having problems with your periods as well as those other symptoms, it sounds just like PCOS. I know, because all those symptoms are ones I have and I have PCOS.

Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SaraDenise:</b>" Yes, they commonly check your thyroid to make sure it is functioning correctly before making a PCOS diagnosis. ... [snip!] ... as well as those other symptoms, it sounds just like PCOS. I know, because all those symptoms are ones I have and I have PCOS. "</blockquote>



I believe I may have PCOS but I also believe that I should know how she comes to that conclusion.
It is my health it should be discussed with me and it is not just a fertility issue

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15351 posts
17th Jul '13
Quoting Squiggly Spooch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SaraDenise:</b>" Yes, they commonly check your thyroid to make ... [snip!] ... know how she comes to that conclusion. It is my health it should be discussed with me and it is not just a fertility issue"


:!::!::!:



Doctors that are educated on PCOS know this! Unfortunately far too many OB/GYNS know next to nothing about PCOS.

Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SaraDenise:</b>" If they have taken your blood they could have looked at testosterone levels, high triglycerides are a ... [snip!] ... can also check your estrogen and progesterone levels. Things like that are all indicators as to what your doctor is saying. "</blockquote>
As a patient and someone monitoring the aspects of her own health they should tell me what tests they do. Nothing said they did anything other than a thyroid.

Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" :!::!::!: Doctors that are educated on PCOS know this! Unfortunately far too many OB/GYNS know next to nothing about PCOS. "</blockquote>




They make more money of it is for the sake of infertility. I would have to pay out of pocket in that circumstance. I just want regularity.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15351 posts
17th Jul '13
Quoting Squiggly Spooch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" :!::!::!: Doctors that are educated ... [snip!] ... money of it is for the sake of infertility. I would have to pay out of pocket in that circumstance. I just want regularity."


I have neeeeeeever had a doctor code diagnostics for infertility, even when they really were for infertility. If there's another way to code it, they do. If that's what they're doing then you REALLY need a new doctor.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Jul '13

I would say that you likely do, I was reading replies and PP and I have PCOS. Those are all things they have found in me. Being overweight comes with PCOS. Not for everyone but its called metabolic syndrome. It's a hormone imbalance. Once I have this baby they are going to try metformin to regulate my hormones and help me lose weight!

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
17th Jul '13

If you are not comfortable, either speak to your doctor or find a new one and maybe make it clear you want ALL the info as to how they come to their diagnosis. But don't ignore the PCOS diagnosis. There is a PCOS support group on facebook and its a private group meaning no one sees your posts in their newsfeed or anything.http://www.facebook.com/groups/PCOSers/

Squiggly Spooch Due April 6; TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" I have neeeeeeever had a doctor code diagnostics for infertility, even when they really were for infertility. ... [snip!] ... for infertility. If there's another way to code it, they do. If that's what they're doing then you REALLY need a new doctor."</blockquote>



Lucky. All I know is as much as I want another baby I want health more and I don't understand how kaiser can promote thrive and prevention and give me these problems.