A 19-year-old female asked:
is pcos something that is for life if a woman has it? i haven't had my period in 4mo now & is not sexually active since dec. but i've been told i might have pcos. i plan on having kids yrs from now!
3 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Silverman answered
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy with PCOS?: Women who have pcos may have trouble conceiving because they frequently don't ovulate. Consulting with a reproductive endocrinologist if you have tried for over 6 mos. Without conception is wise. Frequently Clomid (clomiphene) is prescribed which, if you respond, has about a 50+% of helping you to conceive. Your md may suggest gonadotropins if you don't conceive in 3-4 cycles.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Pcos is most common in overweight women. If they lose weight the pcos will usually resolve. For the women who can't or don't lose weight, the condition will usually persist.
Answered on Sep 7, 2012
Dr. Seth Derman answered
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes, but don't worry: Pcos is a syndrome in which you have problems with your cycles and excess testosterone, and is often caused by an underlying metabolic problem. The symptoms can be treated and managed by meds and lifestyle changes, but the underlying predisposition is likely genetic. Many women but by no means all women with pcos with have trouble getting pregnant.
Answered on Nov 17, 2012
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