Holes in ovaries?

Discussion in 'Long Term TTC & Fertility Issues' started by jenna, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. jenna

    jenna Well-Known Member

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    Has any one else got these? Iv been trying to find the technical word for them but i cant seem to find anything. Does any one know what effect this will have on TTC and why it makes conceiveing more difficult? :hug:
     
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    Hi

    I read your other post in TTC. Are you sure they are holes? On the scan picture they look like black holes but they are usually cysts or follicles (what an egg is released from). Someone with PCOS would usually have lots of cysts over their ovaries and thats how mine looked when i was doing IVF as they stimulated my ovaries to make lots of follicles.

    Hope this helps. It would fit with them thinking you have PCOS. I wouldn't worry too much, there is a lot they can do to help if you do have it.

    Good luck

    Michelle x
     
  3. jenna

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    follicles sound familliar :think: why do you get them? :wall:
     
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    well the nurse just sed they get stuck there and never mature which can block other eggs resultin in a few of them. it stop us ovulating coz the eggs cant get past, so they stop producing. thas why the docs gives clomid to produce ovulation and hopefully one escapes lol
     
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    Follicles are what appears before you ovulate and then an egg is released from one. When you have pcos i think follicles appear but the egg doesn't get released which is why a lot of people with pcos have irregular periods. The follicles can also turn into cysts making it even harder for an egg to get released.

    x
     
  6. jenna

    jenna Well-Known Member

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    what do you think the next step will be?
    more tests? medication? surgery?
    Will you have enough with the scan or will they do more?

    Im worried they'll fob me off with some story that isnt true so they dont have to help me, i were turned down for help twice before i found a nice doctor that referd me to the hospital. Im so sick of waiting :cry:
     
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    If they think its PCOS then they should need to do blood tests to check various hormone levels. Before they give you any treatment they normally will want to check your DH's sperm. I had to have a HSG but they wasn't sure if i definately had PCOS or not, that was to check my tubes weren't blocked. Did they mention anything while you were there about the next step?

    Now that you have been refered you are in the system so dont worry about not getting any help.

    Have you seen a consultant at the hospital or have you only been for a scan?

    Sometimes you have to be pushy. We felt like we were always being fobbed off so we made sure we went to our appointments prepared after that. We found our consultant was a lot more helpful when we asked questions and queried what he was saying.

    Good luck. I hope this helps in some way. If you have any more questions eel ree to ask...i'll try my best to answer. I know how scary it feels when you 1st go to get help. :hug:

    Michelle x
     
  8. jenna

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    well i had a blood test to check hormone levels but i was on CD100+ and another hospital has told my sister they usually do them on CD2 :? so i might need to go for more blood tests.

    The scanner guy was confused when i told him my hormone levels came back fine and he explained that usually with PCOS you usually have an increased male hormone.

    He said they dont diagnose anything at the hospital and i have to discuss the next steps with my GP. Im nervous because my local surgery dont always have the same doctors, iv had about 6 different doctors in a few months. two of which told me it was all stress and i was fit and healthy and to wait another year :shock:

    The most upsetting thing is that there willing to help until they see my age and recently iv been getting really upset about it because my DH is 26 next year and we had a massive upset when he was 25 because he wanted to have a baby before he was 25 :cry: he feels like hes being pushed out of everything and i feel the same. Iv tried to involve him in everything but it can be hard to explain things when your not sure what it all means yourself. :|

    I guess all we can do is wait :hug: Thanks for your help.
     
  9. shellbham

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    I would ask to be refered to the fertility department at the hospital. Your GP will need to do this. My GP refered me to the hospital straight away. He said he could just send me or a scan but it would be quicker if he just let them do all the investigations and refered me. As long as you have been ttc or over a year, then they cant just dismiss you because of your age. You have the right to receive fertility help after a year so i you feel that they are fobbing you off then demand that they do something. Hopeully because the scan showed possible PCOS that will get things moving for you.

    I can understand you're DH feeling left out. Most fertility investigations revolve around the women. My DH came to all the appointments, scans, tests etc with me and i think that helped. It also helped me as i felt i had back up........i'm quite shy and find it hard to stand up or myself with the doctors.

    Yes, they need to do tests on CD2. I had my 1st few done at anytime in my cycle as i'm so irregular. Then the hospital decided to do another after they gave me norethisterone to make me bleed, so that they had a true CD2 test. I dont think the results came back that different though. CD2 tests look at LH levels and FSH levels i think. With PCOS i think LH is usually at least double your FSH, but i cant remember what the consultant said exactly as it was so long ago! The CD21 tests were pointless for me also as i have never ovulated on CD14.

    Michelle x
     
  10. jenna

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    i will definatly make sure they do something else next time. The usual comments i get are 'your young and healthy', 'youve plenty of time', 'i cant see why anything would be wrong' or 'whats the rush?' :oops: I feel so upset when i hear them say any of those i just freeze up and dont know what to say.

    Im going to print off as much info on all this as possible then i can use it since theyve always got something to throw back when ever you ask for help...

    My DH couldnt go in to the scan with me because there were 1/2 naked patients walking around and TBH i wouldnt like it if there were loads of people hanging around when i were in my gown but i can see why my DH felt left out :(

    My periods seem to be back to 4 weeks so hopefully it wont be long if i need blood tests :pray:
     
  11. jenna

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    :wave: hi just wanted to do a little update since i know whats going on now.

    My doctor told me that i have cysts (could be PCOS), she didnt say what they will do next other than refer me to a specialist. Iv been put on tablets to stop my body digesting fat so i lose weight faster as she would like me to lose 2 stone before she refers me :| :hug: feeling quite happy though :dance:
     
  12. trigger

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    Hey Jenna, this all sounds positive and is certainly a step closer to you getting treated and (then fingers and toes crossed) pregnant!!
    I read your prev note and I just wanted to say that you really have to not let them patronise you with regards to your age, I kept getting that at 25 and now at 31 I am finally having the fertility treatment I need - imagine if that had started 6 years ago!! :wall:
    I really think this is your year and will be following all your treatment updates with interest plus I must say I like the sound of those tablets!! :lol:
    Good luck for 2008...for all of us!!!!
    :hug:
     
  13. jenna

    jenna Well-Known Member

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    thanks trigger. I dont think you can win with the docs some times, your either too young or too old, too fat too thin... i think they just cant be botherd half the time. These tablets seem to be working, it isnt very nice going to the toilet but it feels good to know that im burning off more body fat and not just my dinner. :cheer:

    hopefully i will be refferd in a couple of months... :D :D
     

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