Not Sure I Have PCOS
I was diagnosed with PCOS in February 2010.
I again had another ultrasound of my pelvis three months ago and it said I have no PCOS.
But, I still have all the symptoms I had before - irregular period, mid-cycle spotting, pain, vomiting, dizziness, more body and facial hair than before.
I have been taking 1-gram evening primrose oil along with Vitamin B6 everyday for the past 3 months, pain killers during period - still, no effect.
My doctor now wants me to get another ultrasound scan done. I always get an external ultrasound and not internal. I have been suggested to get the scan after I get my period.
Does it really matter where I'm currently on my cycle when the scan is taken? Please help.
Thank you very much.
Editor's comments: That's a question that is best answered by the doctor who ordered the scan. He or she is familiar with your situation and must have had a reason for the timing of the scan.
A scan is not the sole proof of whether you have PCOS or not. A scan will show whether you have ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries, which is not necessarily the same thing as polycystic ovary syndrome.
PCOS is a "syndrome", i.e., a constellation or pattern of signs and symptoms. Many women have some of the symptoms of PCOS but not all the symptoms.
A good resource for natural ways to treating reproductive system problems is The Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Dr. Tori Hudson. It also has a lot of information about nutritional supplements for menstrual problems.
It's common for women to have a progesterone insufficiency. This is also known as "estrogen dominance". A nutritional supplement for this situation would be the herb vitex (chaste tree berry.