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A 23-year-old female asked:

Do you ovulate if you have pcos?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: However, ovulation is irregular and unpredictable.
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Dr. Mazin Abdullah
Fertility Medicine 17 years experience
some women ovulate regularly with PCOS, some women rarely ovulate on their own, and some women ovulate at irregular intervals. Your OB/GYN can help you determine how often you ovulate if at all and what to do about it.
May 6, 2013

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have pcos can I still ovulate?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Perhaps!: Pcos is associated with infrequent ovulation, and associated strongly with Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. The answer is best said, why have pcos, because it will improve with weight loss and a low carb diet. Medications can promote ovulation, but i believe you should try and take the "bull" by the horns!
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Massapequa, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

How do you know if your ovulating if you have pcos?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Regular periods: Regular periods are invariably a sign of ovulation. If your periods are erratic and less frequent but normal when they come you are probably ovulating. A simple method you can use is to track your morning temperature, your "basal body temperature." after ovulation your baseline temperature will rise 0.3 or more degrees f, and stay elevated until your period comes (or longer if you are pregnant).
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Massapequa, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

What are the signs that you are ovulating if you have pcos?

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Dr. Corey Bosin
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ovulation and PCOS : Unfortunately , the only test for ovulation is pregnancy. You can try ovulation predictor kits. These only test for the hormones produced by the brain that surge prior to ovulation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Do you ovulate when you have a period if you have pcos ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not Necessarily: You can have a period that is anovulatory (without ovulation). This is similar to the type of period that one can have while on birth control pills, more of a withdrawal bleeding.
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