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    my husband and I have been ttc for over a year. I have very irregular cycles (3-4x year) I went to my doctor about this because we have had no luck. I have been taking OPTs around the time I feel I am ovulating, I do get positives but then won't get my period that month...my doctor told my that I ovulate every month even though I don't get my period, this does not make sense to me and was wondering if anyone else was going through this. Looking this info up on the internet is not helping, every site says something different so I'm looking for personal experience. Thanks.

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    I guess what I want to know is, can you ovulate and then not get your period?...my dr told me I ovulate every 4 weeks whether I get my period or not.

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    I think that is entirely wrong and you should get a second opinion. What you are describing sounds like PCOS.
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    OPKs detect the hormone LH which can be elevated without ovulation...pcos is a common cause of high LH.

    (((Hugs)))...ttc for over a year with irregular cycles I'm sure has been so frustrating! It's definitely time for you to see a specialist. I would request a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJorn View Post
    I think that is entirely wrong and you should get a second opinion. What you are describing sounds like PCOS.
    Yes, this.
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    PCOS was my very first thought. I asked my doctor about it and she gave me a bunch of blood work for my thyroid and sugars and all my hormone levels were where they were supposed to be so she strongly believes i do not have it. i got results back last week. I went to her last year right before I started TTC and told her i thought i had PCOS so she gave me a bunch of blood work and those level were normal as well. i'm so frusturated with this!

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    They even took a look at my ovaries through MRI and everything looked normal...Is there any other tests that can be done. I feel like my dr isnt too concerned about this but i am and i want answers.

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    I would see a different doctor.
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    I really would see someone else, too. Only having 3 or four periods a year means that you are most likely not ovulating at all...or at most 3 or 4 times. That greatly decreases the likelihood that you will become pregnant.
    Jessica (33) and Ryan (33). Madelyn born August 5, 2009; Malachi born December 23, 2010 and Nathaniel born July 19, 2013. Lost a loved baby 02/29/12, 05/14/12 and 07/05/12 all due a serious allergic reaction to fabric softener.
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    Today is the first day I have started tempting. This should let me know if i actually ovulated right? I am going to see my gyno about all this. last year when I seen him he told me i was fine and to go on birth control for 3 month to regulate it so I did, but of course like every other time it did not regulate my cycle. I really do feel like I have PCOS and I think after a year of trying with no luck that maybe I will demand to be treated like I have PCOS so I can get the treatment I need to succeed in becoming pregnant! The only thing is, it takes months to get an appointment with a gyno, there are so few in the area

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