Trying to conceive with pcos

by Nehas
(Mumbai, India)

I am 26 and my hubby is 31. We are healthy and fine. My weight is 58 and height is 5.1'. I have pcos. And ttc from last 1 and half years. But no success.

From last 2 months I am having letrozole for 5 days from 3rd day of my period. Then just before ovulation had HCG injection. Then a day after ovulation had progesterone soft geletin caps for 10 days. Then my gyn told me to wait for period. Then again he repeats the same cycle.

Tired of it now. What's exactly going on? Am I having correct treatment?

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May 03, 2011
PCOS is not the issue
by: Anonymous

I would first try EATING !! 58 lbs @ 5'1" is not healthy. It is also not good for a fetus if you were to get pregnant. REALLY?!

May 05, 2011
by: Anonymous

I think she meant kgs not lbs.

May 09, 2011
Trying to conceive with pcos
by: Wray

Hi Nehas Your weight is slightly high for 5.1', this is but one symptom of PCOS. It would be good if you reduced it by about 5kg if you can. I'm a bit puzzled by the cycle you are on, I take it he's confident you do ovulate each month? As anovulation is often present in PCOS. More often than not it's due to a lack of vitamin D. As you live in India, you are probably not getting enough sun. Most of us don't, see here. Vitamin D is also vital for a growing foetus, see here, here, here, here and here. Please have a test done, for more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. We also have a page on Pregnancy. And please look at this excellent video on pregnancy here. Take care Wray

Jul 26, 2011
PCOS - me too. But not to worry
by: TS

Dear neha,
I'll come straight to the point. My doc says Letrazole is good, as it produces only one egg thereby improving egg quality and certainty.
I have mild PCOS too but not overweight; have slight body hair.
In may I underwent ovulation induction. Before that was on 3 months of BCP. but couldn't start induction immediately as there was mis communication with the doc. So later when my period began I took clomid on day 3. I was regularly monitored, developed 5 follicles. took an hcg 5000 and ovulated subsequently within 36 hours. all of them took place well within a standard 30 day cycle. Unfortunately I had my periods on the 30th day. :(

I was very upset and angry. What did I do? I changed my doc. This time, she suggested to rest, no induction. Try natural. Which I thought wa a good idea. Please know your body. If you ovulate every cycle then why undergo induction? Any kind of artificial support has its own probs I felt. Therefore...

I was monitored. Initially the follicles were just not growing. Later, suddenly, it started growing automatically. I was eating healthy and doing some mild exercise. When it grew to size 18 mm... (this is enough in natural cycle. Whereas in an induced cycle you need larger size). Of course the cycle was very much delayed.. On day 23 I was injected. I ovulated on day 25. Which was worrisome as I doubted egg quality may be poor. But that was not so. I conceived! Perhaps the Doctor's decision to go for an IUI may have helped. Though I was in contact with husband on all days around ovulation even after the painful IUI. So try the natural way. Time your contacts, know your fertile days, track your ovulation then you don't need so much medication. If you cannot ovualte yourself then take HCG at the most so that you can time your contact or IUI. It worked for me! So don't worry it will all be fine. I am currently on susten capsules twice daily and also injections as my progesterone is not up to the mark. So first thing know ur body. depen first on natural cycle. then take medical help where necessary.
All the best!

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