godsinstrument (godsinstrument) wrote in vaginapagina,


Hey all,

So... after a visit to the ob/gyn today, it looks like PCOS is a distinct possibility.  We'll see after next week's ultrasound.  One way or the other, I don't really like it. 

Here's my story, I posted a while back: http://vaginapagina.livejournal.com/20206382.html

So!  The gyno took a peek at my history, asked some questions, and at first was basically saying "Well, your estrogen levels are a little on the low side, so maybe you should gain some weight?" then noticed my little 10-hair patch of fuzz right under my belly button, and the darker hairs on my upper lip, and said "Oh... could very likely be PCOS.  Everything's coming together now." 

I know it's dumb, but it made me feel like saying "So what am I, a man?  I like men, but I honestly don't want to be one."  I admit I'm a little worried about the whole infertility thing, and I honestly don't like her answer of "Well, if you have PCOS, we'll put you on HBC until you want to conceive, and it will boost your estrogen."  Done deal.  That's it.  What?  And hair-lightening cream.  Yup.  I really want to treat the cause, not just the symptoms.

So, female-bodied people, any thoughts?  Victories in the PCOS-related realm?  Ideas on treatments?  Encouragement?  Anything would be awesome.  TIA!  -Sheila
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