H. Pylori and PCOS
I'm hoping that you can help me. I was diagnosed with PCOS in August of 2005, and I had my daughter in March of 2008. She is fantastic, but of course she, my husband and I are all eager for her to have a sibling.
I have been charting and (with my husband's help) "trying" hardcore since late 2010. I know from the rise pattern of my charts and a miraculously timed ultrasound revealing a corpus luteous corresponding with my chart that I AM ovulating, and though my cycles are pretty long (usually 40-45 days) they are not as crazy irregular as most women with PCOS.
There's a lot worth sharing about my journey, of course, and I have always found your newsletter absolutely FULL of great information, but what I would like to ask you about is if you have any information on any correlation between PCOS and H. Pylori.
It's a bacteria that lives in your gut and can cause ulcers and eventually, stomach cancer. I work for a gastroenterologist, and we just happened to participate in a stool study that determines the presence of this and other gastro ailments.
Well, I was not crazy shocked to find out that I had it, although I didn't really have any symptoms. Typical, right? Well, my husband didn't, which I DID find surprising. Rudimentary research (ok, Googling) revealed that perhaps I am more susceptible to this bacteria, because of the PCOS, but much more intriguing, that perhaps this bacteria has also been infecting my cervical mucus and killing my husband's sperm (Poor little sperm. Quadrillions of them mercilessly slaughtered.) So far, I haven't found any resource that I trust like I trust yours.
I have finished my antibiotics, and I have to wait a few weeks to take a breath test to determine if they worked. I would very much appreciate any info you have, and I hope other women can learn about it, even if it did not cause my infertility, to treat it and lessen the threat of cancer.
Thank you, for everything!