-rolls eyes- I clearly spend way too much time on here...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by wishful, May 12, 2010.

  1. wishful

    wishful Out Of The Brooder

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    WARNING: Mention of periods incase...I dunno...any menfolk wander upon this and are uncomfortable or whatever.

    I've been having medical issues lately and have been going to the doctor and getting blood tests and so on. Anyway, this most recent round of blood tests just turned up a hormonal imbalance. The lab who did the test wrote a note on the results saying a few conditions that could be causing it and one of them (the one which seems most likely now that I've read about them, though I won't know until I actually go back for more doctor-ness, and apparently now I'm supposed to see a specialist so I dunno when that is) is called polycystic ovary syndrome. As far as I can tell, it's basically where your ovaries start to develop several eggs and then just quits partway through the cycle and none of the eggs mature and are released. Something like that, anyway.

    Anyway, after I read this, I was like "oh! That would explain why I have irregular periods." Then there was a second or two of pause and the I was like "Or maybe the eggs are maturing but just not coming out. What if I'm an internal layer?!" Then it took me a few seconds to remember that that's a chicken problem, not something that happens to humans. [​IMG] I clearly need to spend less time on here.
     
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    LOL! [​IMG] we all have our moments [​IMG]

    i just went to the docs today to get tested for the Same thing.. PCOS.
     
  3. wishful

    wishful Out Of The Brooder

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    -laughs- Yeah...not one of my most brilliant moments. At least this was a mental dialogue, after I left the doctor, instead of being aloud to him. He probably would have thought I had much bigger issues than a hormonal imbalance. [​IMG]

    And really? That's an odd coincidence - I'd never even heard of it before it came up as one of the possible causes. Though I guess it is pretty common - the wikipedia article said it effects 5-10% of women, I think. What made you get tested for it, if that's not too personal a question? I never would have thought to get tested for hormone-y things and as I was reading about PCOS I was thinking it seemed like it would be rather random for someone to suspect that. Apparently not so random after all.
     
  4. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    Yea ive had people look at me strangely for talking about chickens at odd times [​IMG] alot of people think im nuts for having chickens [​IMG]

    yea i never knew what PCOS was until my doctor mentioned it.
     
  5. patnjess

    patnjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PCOS is pretty common, usually shows up when someone wantsa baby, they begin to have fertility issuesand that is when it is brought to the forefront
     
  6. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    LOL priceless!
     
  7. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    Quote:not how i found out. [​IMG] dont want kids for a longgggggggggggggggggggggggg time haha.
     
  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    I found out i had a cycst problem at 12, then diagnosed with PCOS at 16 so well before babies came into the pic LOL.

    I am glad you got a diagnosis and know what is going on.And LMAO at internal layer [​IMG]
     
  9. wishful

    wishful Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like it'd be much better to get diagnosed early on. Then you know long before you're trying to have kids and you can brace yourself (at least a little) for the difficulty and it's not a surprise in the middle of heartbreak.

    Also, just wanted to add - when I posted this I didn't know much about it. I mean I'd read the wikipedia page but I guess not quite processed the whole infertility thing. So to anyone struggling with PCOS and trying to have a baby, I hope you didn't feel I was poking fun at the issue. If anyone felt offended or upset by it, I apologize - I just had a stupid moment and figured I'd share it 'cause you guys might think it was amusing instead of just evidence that I'm crazy.
     

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