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I have not had my period in two months. I had an ultrasound and the doctor said I have PCOS. Am I still able to get pregnant? I feel devastated.

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 1:04pm
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- Not pregnant
- currently trying
- have been on birth control for 5 years and then when I stopped, I started getting all these cysts. They are very painful and I have been told that it may be really hard to get pregnant. My husband and I feel very hopeless.

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I am sorry you and your husband are feeling devastated, but you are doing the right thing by educating yourself about your new diagnosis.

Many women with PCOS can (and do!) have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

PCOS does make it more difficult to become pregnant, and depending on your exact PCOS diagnosis, it is important to ask the doctor a lot of questions about your specific condition, as every women will experience PCOS differently. The differences depend on the size, location, quantity and other factors of the cysts themselves, as well as your other medical conditions, family history, etc.

Here is some information to get you started learning about PCOS in general, and then please come back and ask us specific questions that you have. We can help direct you to additional resources, as well as help you form questions to ask your doctor about YOUR specific diagnosis, fertility options and more.

- PCOS treatment options
- PCOS: how to doctors treat symptoms (Video) Dr. Cobin
- PCOS & fertility: will you share a patient success story (video) Dr. Grobe

October 27, 2011 - 1:16pm
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