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PCOS, All the symptoms but no cysts
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PCOS, All the symptoms but no cysts

Hi

I am just looking for some advice and to learn from anyone who is experiencing the same problems as I am.

I was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years ago via blood tests. I had all the symptoms for yeas, pain in lower right side, lack of periods, extreme hair loss but hair everywhere else, over weight and many many more.

I was put on metformin (glucophage) 850mg x 3 times a day, I didnt really think they were helping much but since coming off them 4 weeks ago I have had extreme mood swings, crying, rage and moodiness for no reason and now i have my period and its the most painful its ever been.

I went to my gynae who sent me for a pelvic ultrasound. No cysts showed up, he said that my endometrium and womb looked fine the ovaries were a little big bigger than normal but he needs to check the size.

Can anyone tell me what this means??
How can I have so much pain in my lower right side yet have no cysts?
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HI,
You are right that all the symptoms are suggestive of PCOS. PCOS happens basically because imbalance of hormones. Hence a hormonal panel should be done to find out. Also a repeat scan will make matters clear. Weight reduction and metformin; are the first line of treatment. Hormonal therapy and treatment for pain will help. Consult a gynaecologist for an evaluation.
Hope this helps.
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