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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doctor, i'm a 27 yrs old girl. i'm suffering from PCOD and taking treatment for it since 3 yrs. my treatment consists, glyciphage 250 Twice a day, aldactone twice a day, and krimson 35. i am now at the age of getting married and i'm much worried about getting pregnant. how i would know that i dont have infertility? i'm also getting doubt that if my treatment is going well. i had sonography once. reports stated that i produce less eggs. does that mean i'm going towards infertility? i have all the symptoms of PCOD that means hersutism, fatty abdomen, slight skin prob, etc. is this treatment sufficient? can i bare child in future?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   give me a min, let me read your query
Doctor :   you are taking the correct treatment, if the sonograph report says the egg formation is fine
Doctor :   then the number does not matter
Doctor :   the said symptoms wont come since you are on medications
User :   yes doctors i'm taking it correctly as said by my doc.
Doctor :   there are more specific tests for infertility but that can be done once you get married and try to conceive and if you cannot then only those specific tests are done
User :   when we did the blood tests again, they stated hormonal levels r come quite to normal level but not fully
Doctor :   it takes time for the levels to be normal.

User :   since 3 yrs i'm on treatment, how many yrs more i need to take it?
User :   and how to know that we can stop the treatment now?
Doctor :   till the levels have reached normal, and dont worry many women with PCOD have healthy children
Doctor :   just follow your gynecologist treatment
User :   actually i'm in a relation. when i told that boy that i have a hormonal problem and i'm taking treatment, he suddenly thought that i'm infertile. and hiding something from him. so i'm worried how to convince him?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   you can go together to your gynecologist
Doctor :   that will help you in your relationship
User :   but before that i want to b sure that if i'm infertile or will surely having problems in baring a child
Doctor :   its too early to say at this stage
Doctor :   for that you need to go to a infertility expert
User :   as he's a non medico, its very tough to make him understand.
Doctor :   you can go to the doc together
User :   i did not understand why u said that if u r on treatment, these symptoms should not b there?
Doctor :   hello
User :   does that mean the treatment is not proper or being slow?
Doctor :   well once you are taking the medications and your hormone level will come to normal also you will see the subside in your symptoms.

Doctor :   the treatment is correct but it takes time . you have to be patience
User :   within one year i may get married, is it ok to get married or still to wait?
User :   but the fellow wants to b sure that i can bare a child and wants to have tests on me if possible
Doctor :   you can get married, do tell your would be husband and together you can speak to your gynecologist and i am sure he will be able to understand better once you go together
User :   one more thing i wanted to ask. he wants to take chance after 3 yrs of marriage
User :   i said it may create complications but he's not agree
Doctor :   If you are overweight, you should make every effort to lose weight. In addition to a calorie controlled diet, regular exercise is to be encouraged. Weight reduction improves the hormone balance
User :   i wanted to ask u, what can b the consequences if i plan to conceive at my 33/34? considering that i'm a PCOD patient?
Doctor :   the chances of pregnancy when required and also the chance of a successful pregnancy outcome.
Doctor :   dont delay it that much
Doctor :   33 / 34 is a bit late for even normal pregnancy
User :   i'm 5.7 ft ang wt is about 55
Doctor :   If you want to start a family, treatment is directed towards encouraging your ovaries to release their eggs regularly by ovulation induction medications
Doctor :   which have good results
User :   ok
User :   what safe thing i can do for my facial hair growth? and how to reduce the belly?
Doctor :   avoid stress
Doctor :   and exercise regularly
Doctor :   do abdominal crunches
User :   i'm getting into more n more stress due to PCOD prob as it may cause our relation break
Doctor :   Hair removal treatments include electrolysis, laser treatment, hair removal creams, waxing and shaving. These treatments are only temporary and therefore need repeating at regular intervals.
Doctor :   Laser treatment and electrolysis are permanent
User :   ok
User :   does it have any side effect?
Doctor :   dont be stressed out . you can live a normal healthy life by being positive in life
Doctor :   laser has NO sideeffects
Doctor :   electrolysis is safe too
User :   ok thanks doc
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   is my ht wt ratio ok?
Doctor :   yes your weight is fine
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