Conceiving with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects the normal functioning of the ovaries. The hormonal system is imbalanced and disturbs the ovulation process.

PCOS

Causes of PCOS

  • Overweight which causes insulin level to increase
  • Higher levels of Androgen Hormones (Mail Hormones)
  • Genetics

Symptoms

  • Irregular/Missing menstrual period
  • Oily skin & Acne
  • Excess facial/body hair growth
  • Cardiovascular Problems

The good news is that it is possible to get pregnant with PCOS diagnosis with the help of certain fertility medications prescribed by your doctor. For ladies below 35 who are diagnosed with PCOS have a bigger chance of success.

Please be warned that finding out which treatment works best for you may be a long drawn process. You doctor may want to suggest blood tests at various levels during the course of the medication. This is important as your hormone levels must be monitored regularly.

In case if the medications do not work, then the health care practitioner will suggest assisted conception methods or surgery as per requirement.

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