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Westfield, MA
A 27-year-old female asked:

I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome, what is the chances of me getting pregnant without fertility drugs? i just took provera (medroxyprogesterone) and have heavy period

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Little chance.: Some women with polycystic ovary syndrome will ovulate (release a mature egg) occasionally , others do not ever ovulate. In order to conceive, sperm must find and fertilize a mature egg . So ovulation is a must.
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good chance: Some women with PCOS have no issues getting pregnant without meds and sometimes, metformin is used to help conceive, which is seen as a diabetic med more than fertility.
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Not great: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common reason women have trouble conceiving. You need to be evaluated and consider treatment.
Last updated Jul 25, 2014


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