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|Thu, 09-06-2012 - 4:57pm|
My husband and I have been TTC for 8 months. I started "charting" four months ago - I use OPK, BBT and CM methods at once. I seem to ovulate every cycle on day 16/17, and have an 11 day luteal phase. I only just learned this morning that short luteal phases can be a problem! Does anyone know anything about this? My obgyn wants us to try for a year before she will do any tests.
I was told when I was a teenager that I have PCOS. I don't seem to have any symptoms of it as I have always been skinny (I'm 100 lbs at about 5'4''), I have mild pimples, normal hair growth, and regular cycles. I was diagnosed because an ultrasound showed that I had PCOS ovaries, and my androgen (?) level was slightly high. I'm 27, and my husband is 31, if it matters. My doctor isn't worried about my weight because I have a small frame, and I'm in good health and very active. I have had two LEEP procedures - but I'm all clear now.
I have been pregnant once before, accidentally, many years ago while in college. I only found out at 11/12 weeks because we had used a condom and it didn't occur to me that I was pregnant - but when I had an ultrasound to confirm, the fetus was found to have a serious defect and would never have lived, so it was terminated. I'm pro-choice anyway - but it still made me feel upset. I can't remember exactly what the problem was, but the doctors said it wasn't likely to happen again.
Sorry for all of the information - I'm just frustrated that I have to wait four more months to be hear by a professional. Any advice would be very welcome.