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How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos?  I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

Yes: Even though the 2 disorders have the same symptoms, their causes are different. Most docs will treat cah with steroids (to suppress the adrenal output) and pcos with with some combo of Clomid (clomiphene) and/or metformin (to treat Insulin resistance and induce ovulation). ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

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


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Are the fertility treatment options the same for lean and overweight women with pcos?

Are the fertility treatment options the same for lean and overweight women with pcos?

Yes: There is no difference, except that weight loss obviously won't be as effective in a lean individual. ...Read more

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How safe is progesterone tablets for pcos fertility treatment?

How safe is progesterone tablets for pcos fertility treatment?

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 more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Why doesn't fertility treatment  always work?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What exactly are the steps of fertility treatment?

What exactly are the steps of fertility treatment?

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 more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of fertility treatment?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of fertility treatment?

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 more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility Treatment (Definition)

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


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more