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This is a really personal question, but I'm curious. My husband and I want children, so I'm wondering if anyone has had the same problems. I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago, and was banded this year. I haven't had my period since I was 18. I was told it was related to my weight (when I started my journey, my BMI was 75). So, my question is, has anyone gotten a normal cycle after starting their weight loss? If so, how much did you have to lose? We want children badly, but I know that without losing the weight, I'll never produce eggs, and this offspring. I'm down 70lbs and I'm getting frustrated. I just want to know that there is some hope for the future. I just turned 29 and everyone I know is having children (I also have 2 nieces from my siblings, which doesn't help though I love them to pieces!). It's really getting to me (probably because of the holidays). I just want to have some confirmation that it is possible.

Thanks for listening and replying in advance.

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Obviously, I'm not speaking from experience. But, I have seen quite a few ladies that suffered with weight related PCOS on this forum who have conceived after losing weight. Many times before the reached their goals. In fact most of the times I have seen those type of posts it was because they had concerns about conceiving too early.

Just a note, I don't recall any of the concerns they had ever actually transpiring.

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I got down 130 pounds and my cycle normalized. I am now about 7.5 months pregnant! Don't give up hope. I got pregnant and didn't even know it for 2 months...

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Bets wishes, read some of the other topics under the same forum you posted in. There are quite a few woman that have had similar problems and gotten pregnant after lapband! Best wishes for your future. Karen..aka.kll724

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That was part of my main goal for the lap band. I've been trying for about a year and a half with no success. After lots of tests and blood work my obgyn basically said that I needed to lose weight. I'm only 3 weeks out from surgery. My period would range from 28 days till 39 or more days. That's almost impossible to get pregnant with cycles like that. I actually started mine already and was only at 31 days. A very rare occurrence. This is a difficult road. I feel that all my friends and cousins are pregnant or have kids and that I'm the only one that doesn't have any. I'm already 33 so we are actually starting to look into fostering. I wish you the best of luck.

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My periods had JUST started to regulate 18 months after surgery and 97 lbs lost (was down to 197) and BAM I was pregnant. It can happen! I was never diagnosed with PCOS, but I did not have periods but once a year if that when I wasn't on birth control.

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2 years and 4 months after surgery, 130lbs lost, I found out I was pregnant. My cycle never regulated, it had never been anywhere near normal lol. I was tested for PCOS and it came back that I don't have it. I'm 33 years old now and 7.5 months pregnant. Don't give up hope yet!!

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