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So I was diagnosed in my early teens with P.C.O.S (im 20 now) and i haven't had a period in 3 years other than one my dr induced earlier this year (my dr says it cause by my high testosterone). She told me i could not get pregnant because I don't have a period. well for a month now i have suddenly had multiple signs of pregnancy (upset stomach 3 weeks, super tired and moodier than normal). I know I haven't been protecting against pregnancy. I mentioned it to a friend who works at hospital and they replied "just because you don't have a menstrual cycle doesn't mean you aren't ovulating" i saw online it is possible. i really don't agree with my current doctor on other subjects but she is cheaper and works with me so money wise i dont want to go to another dr unless it is truly possible not just a rumor or lie on the internet. and i take meds that could harm an unborn child so i need help asap for just in case i am.

Hello Joy from the U.S. (Texas),

Patients with PCOS do get pregnant on their own occassionally.  That is because every so often they might have a normal ovulatory cycle (hence they have irregular menstrual cycles).  So because you don't have a period regularly that does no mean that you can't become spontaneously pregnant.  You need to have a BLOOD pregnancy test done to confirm whether pregnant or not.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.


I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

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