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A 27-year-old female asked:

Trying to conceive having mild pcos and irregular periods should i try clomid (clomiphene) first before going for laproscopy? or go straight away for laproscopy?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): Why would u want to do laparoscopy for pcos? Laparoscopy is to r/o tubal blockage, adhesions, or endometriosis or for unexplained infertilty, the surgery should be last unless u have a specific indication to do it.
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Dr. Ben Gocial
Dr. Ben Gocial commented
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
Couldn't agree more with Dr Patterson. The only role for laparoscopy in PCOS if ovarian drilling and that should only be done when all medical options fail. Even then, the success rates are not dramatic.
Jul 6, 2013
Last updated Jul 6, 2013


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