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Fertility Treatment For Pcos
How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.
Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...Read more
Yes: There is no difference, except that weight loss obviously won't be as effective in a lean individual. ...Read more
Safe; sometimes used: Progesterone or artificial versions (progestins) can be safely used to induce a period for women with pcos who have very few periods (less than 4 a year) or no periods. It does not improve your chances of conceiving because it induces bleeding, not ovulation (egg release). Progesterone can also be given for low Progesterone levels in the 2nd half of a cycle, or to support an early pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I weigh 154lb.
Diagnosed with pcos.
What is the first line of fertility treatment?
Trying to conceive for a year and a half.
PCOs: This is definitely something you want to discuss with you gynecologist. Since most women with PCOS don's ovulate, one of the first therapies would be to induce ovulation with medication. Something like Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara. However, it is difficult to say specifics in your case without knowing your medical history, medications, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos I do not ovulate do I need hysterosonogram every time i take a round of Clomid (clomiphene) . I have not started any fertility treatment yet ?Trying
I have pcos on the low end and I am on metformin trying to get pregnant again. Dr says I should try fertility treatment. Is it necessary?
PCOS and pregnancy: Pcos often causes infertility, however with vigorous proper treatment many women can get pregnant. Everyone is different. Pcos is often associated with being overweight, excess androgen secretion, hyperinsulinism, metabolic syndrome and hormone abnormalities. It is advisable to see specialists with a major interest in pcos. Diet, weight control, ample exercise and medications are indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: There are many reasons for infertility treatment failing. Human reproduction itself is a very inefficient process and even in young fertile couples only 1 in 4 or 5 attempts will result in a baby. Many couples quit before that get to the treatment they need. Apart from that, the most common reasons are abnormalities in the eggs or sperm, stress and technical difficulties related to ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over 7yrs of trying to conceive with my second child and still no luck and I can't afford fertility treatment so what can I do?
Try the internet: and google "free fertility services" or "free ivf". There are many charitable foundations that pay - not all of - but towards the costs of artificial reproductive techniques. You may find one in your area. Also, many fertility doctors/clinics offer payment plans. Ask several clinics what their "baby-take-home" rate is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: The first step is to find a good fertility specialist: someone board certified or eligible in reproductive endocrinology. Once the initial evaluation is performed your doctor will recommend treatment. Often fertility drugs (pills or injections) with IUI are the first step. Ivf is often another option. Remember you should know options, alternatives and success rates. You should be comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly effective: Fertility treatment is highly effective in good hands. Advantages are an increase in the monthly chances of conception, and safety, when properly managed. Ivf, for instance, offers pregnancy rates over 50 percent in young women, and treatment can be designed to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation. Newer techniques offer ways to reduce miscarriage and aneuploidy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this ...Read more
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