It's summertime! The sun goes down at 8:30! Insane! My plants are a-growing!
I raise you a 9:40! (Combination of northern-ness and being in EST, even though we should be in central) Of course, in the winter the sun goes down at 5:00, so there are some trade-offs.
So basic questions about going to the gyno - I've been going for about 3 years now. I initially started going because I had really irregular periods. They took an ultrasound and I've got cysts on my ovaries. My gyno put me on birth control, but didn't really explain to me what was wrong. I didn't really worry about it at the time as birth control was great because I certainly did not want babies and gave me predictable periods which was total peace of mind.
Well, I still don't currently want babies, but I'm getting somewhat older (22) and the eventual possibilities of wanting children has started to worm its way into my head. I've done some research and realize that I likely have PCOS. (I've got acne, irregular periods, possibly a little more body hair than average (although it's hard to tell as everyone shaves and plucks so I don't know what's normal), history of diabetes in my family, but I'm not overweight)
Here's my question - as I will soon graduating and therefore off my parents health insurance, should I push for some sort of diagnosis? Would that be a good thing? I live in the US and am not sure if having a documented condition needing birth control would be a good thing (just in case insurances freak out and won't cover birth control) or if it would be worse because of a 'preexisting condition' (yes, I realize this wouldn't be an issue if the health care bill works correctly, but I'm a skeptic)
I would like to know more about what's happening with my body, but I'm not sure how to bring up the conversation with my gyno - it seems like he's really quick when he's not actively doing something and it's a bit awkward trying to talk to him while he's doing a pap smear.