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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am having irregular periods. it came only 3-4 times a year since 2010 in average. is that an early sign of pcos? how about my chances of conceiving?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 37 years experience
Could be: Hormone testing and ultrasound should tell you this answer. Treated pcos has excellent chances of conception.
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
Yes, but ...: Pcos requires 2 of 3 things: irregular cycles, polycystic ovaries and/or extra androgens ("male hormones"). Virtually all pcos women have irregular cycles and we often use pco to describe these women. Irregular cycles means irregular ovulation. Medication works but also diet, exercise, reduced stress and checking for other fertility factors. Great chance for conception with specialist help. Best.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2013

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