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Question: Polycystic ovary syndrome linked to contraceptive pill use?

 Melani - Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:06 am

Before being on the pill, I always had perfectly regular periods, would get PMS + side ovary-pain 2 weeks before my period would start.

I was on the pill for one year - stopped taking it in March 2004.
After that I had one period in April, one in July and then none since then.

My gynae has diagnosed me with polycystic ovaries + an underactive thyroid.

Please can you tell me if this has always been in me as I have had no symptoms before - especially since I have always had regular periods. Or is this a condition that has developed from being on the Pill ?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:55 am

User avatar Hello,
I do not think your diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is related in any way to contraceptive pill use. No one knows the exact cause of PCOS. Contraceptive pills are actually used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Best regards.

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