by Alana
(United States)

I am 22 years of age. I have had horrible stomach pains as far as I can remember. I usually have them below my belly button, slightly to the left.
I dont have insurance and have spent so much money just to find out that I have PCOS.

It took four doctors for mem to finally recieve these results.

I am married and we are planning to have children. It has been so hard to concieve and was wondering are the stomach pains the cause of it.

Dear Alana,

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, though very common, could be difficult to diagnose sometimes. Finally, you now have an explanation for the symptoms you have been enduring.

The abdominal pain is often as a result of the enlarged multiple ovaries / ovarian cysts which is a component of the condition, rather than the abdominal pain causing the condition.

We have many many patients confirmed with PCOS who eventually become pregnant. Once the diagnosis is made, you will be able to get help from your family doctor or gynaecologist that will help you to conceive.

Depending on the predominant condition in your case, you may benefit from Clomiphen (clomid) and or metformin and other medications as might be necessary.

A problem defined is a problem halve solved. So let's hope for the best.

The Abdominal Pain Team

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