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HighHopes
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I haven't been having proper periods since Feb, so I went to the doctor's, they did some blood tests, and it seems highly possible that I might have some form of polycystic ovaries, cause I have a high level of a hormone that I can't remember the name of [Roll Eyes] F- something? The Doctor has referred me to Gynaecology to talk about putting me on drugs (metanim or something? Quite specialist, I think... either that of the Pill...)

Now, I feel okay about all of this, because its quite a common thing, right? Its not life-threatening to me, and I love my ovaries, the little baby-makers-to-be [Big Grin]

But I just wanted to know whether having polycystic ovaries (if it is affirmed that is what I have) will affect me sexually? Like with arousal or intercourse or anything? I hope somebody can give me some information, cause I don't really know what I'm looking for haha. Thanks!

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Oh no, I double posted... Sorry!!

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LacieC
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I have very cystic overies. I know that with mine I was told that as long as I controled them (BCP) then I should be alright and be able to have kids. Talk with your doctor about your concerns. He can help you more with your specific issues.

I doubt that it will cause any issues with sex and arousal, but again talk with your gyn. when you are there.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is marked by increased androgen levels, or male hormones, This is likely what your doctor saw when they did the blood tests. Direct effects on libido are not common, but when they do occur, many women report higher libido due the surge in testosterone levels.

It is likely to affect fertility, though, if left untreated. Do not accept being put on the pill first-thing when you see a GYN; PCOS is thought to develop through other problems like insulin resistance from obesity or thyroid issues, and those problems are better treated through other measures, and must be ruled out.

So, your best bet until you can get in to talk to a specialist is to really look at your lifestyle. Make sure you're eating healthfully, getting plenty of exercise, and keep track of your menstrual cycles/any pain to discuss during your visit. :)

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