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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What are the chances of conceiving naturally for someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What are the chances of conceiving naturally for someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Conceiving: That is hard to be sure that all is currently OK. Please spend whatever ever time is necessary with your Obstetrician to decide what could or should be done. In my experience I have never encountered an Obstetrician who is not excellent. ...Read more

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Is it true that females with polycystic ovary syndrome are infertile?

Is it true that females with polycystic ovary syndrome are infertile?

No: How difficult it is to get pregnant depends on your periods. If they are regular then you are likely fine. If you rarely or never get them then likely you will need fertility treatment to get pregnant. But usually this is quit easy and very successful;l. ...Read more

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What are the chances of fertility with polycystic ovary syndrome when there is 14+ cysts on each ovary?

What are the chances of fertility with polycystic ovary syndrome when there is 14+ cysts on each ovary?

Good: If PCOS is your only fertility problem, then chances of pregnancy are excellent. I'm assuming your stated age of 20 is correct (?), if not I suggest correcting that to get more accurate answers. ...Read more

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What are the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in pregnancy?

What are the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in pregnancy?

Ovulation difficulty: This condition is becks a woman doesn't predictably ovulate. So getting pregnant may be more difficult. Sometimes fertility drugs are needed to resolve this problem during pregnancy some of these women are more likely to get gestational diabetes. All of this can be managed by good care before conception and during the pregnancy. Weight loss, good nutrition, and exercise can help too. ...Read more

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What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Higher chances at 42: Without knowing much about you as an individual other than your age & cysts, fertility decreases every year after 40 and it is very difficult to conceive at 45 or older with your own eggs for most women (always exceptions). 41-42 year olds may have a 15-25% chance of success with more high-tech fertility treatment like ivf. See a reproductive endocrinologist. Cysts may be a sign of low egg supply. ...Read more

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What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Depends on the cause: Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance. However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of women with polycystic ovary syndrome who go through life with no children?

What is the percentage of women with polycystic ovary syndrome who go through life with no children?

We don't know ...: We don't know as some women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) don't try to have kids or don't want to have children. Most women with pcos who do want to conceive can have children though. Some conceive with no fertility treatment, some need medications like glucophage, (metformin) Clomid or Femara (letrozole), while others need in vitro fertilization (ivf). See a fertility md if you want to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are some strategies for managing weight when diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome pocs?

What are some strategies for managing weight when diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome pocs?

Diet, Exercise, Meds: Many women with pcos gain weight or find it hard to lose. Moderately low carb diets (south beach, weight watchers), complex carbs instead of simple: brown rice, whole wheat bread/pasta, less sugars, more protein, can help, as well as portion control. Exercise - do weights and cardio at least 3 x a week: weights increase muscle mass, burns more calories. Some lose weight on metformin treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

No: Women with androgen insensitivity do not have internal female organs-- no uterus or fallopian tubes. Their gonads are testes, not ovaries. Externally, they have the appearance of normal females, but do not develop pubic or underarm hair. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

PCOS: Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might: ?Have fewer than 8 periods a year ?Grow thick, dark hair in places where only men tend to grow hair, such as on the upper lip, chin, sideburn area, chest, and belly ?Gain weight and become obese ?Have acne (oily skin and pimples on their face) ?Lose hair from their head like men do ?Have trouble getting pregnant without medical help ...Read more

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What are the signs of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the signs of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Clinical cues: Hi. PCOS is typified by irregular or absent periods, hirsutism, overweight, high testosterone, insulin resistance (& sometimes type 2 diabetes), and often a high LH:FSH ratio. If you suspect you have PCOS, see your primary doctor, gynecologist, or an endocrinologist. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion; Cushing's and non-classical congenital hyperplasia need to at least be considered. Good luck! ...Read more

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How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

How common are ovarian cysts in women over 60?

Very rare: Most women at age 60 are now post menopausal and not ovulating any longer which is the primary cause of functional ovarian cysts. An ovarian "cyst" at this age is a concern as malignancies are more common. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. No extra hair growth or irregular periods. Severely obese. Cysts on both ovary. No eggs. Could doc be wrong?

PCOS: When you are obese, you are in a hyper-estrogenic situation. You may have pcos without irregular menses or hirsutism. I am not sure what u mean by "no eggs." i would trust the doctor that examined you and reviewed your labwork. If you are unhappy after 3 visits, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Which diets should women who have pcos(polycystic ovarion syndrome) on, if any?

Which diets should women who have pcos(polycystic ovarion syndrome) on, if any?

Low carbs: Many women with pcos have a problem with how they handle sugars called Insulin resistance and benefit from a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Can these 2 be related? If not, what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not generally: These 2 generally are not related. Pcos is caused by Insulin resistance which leads to high male hormone levels (testosterone) in the ovary which keeps you from ovulating. Pcos is caused by multiple genes, but worsens with weight gain. Weight loss will occasionally help to resume menstruation. You should also see your doctor to make sure you get tested for diabetes/prediabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more