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Ovarian Drilling Pcos
Considering ovarian drilling for PCOS high LH:FSH ratio, irreg cycles, cystic acne, insomnia, feels miserable. Does it really DESTROY part of ovary?
Yes, but wait...: technically, it HAS to, right? The word, itself "drilling" means making a hole. To make a hole you have to take SOME stuff out, right? But that doesn't mean you won't have enough left over to still do what you need them to do. Ovaries have thousands and thousands of eggs, and women only use a few hundred in a lifetime. That said, I am NOT endorsing any specific procedure for you, as I HAVENT SEENU ...Read more
Is it normal to get cramps before ovulation.?I have pcos, had ovarian drilling done 2m ago and now tracking if I am ovulating regularly!
Yes: Some but not all women have discomfort which could be described as cramping at the time of ovulation it is called mittelsmirtz (german for middle pain). You could try ovulation prediction tests which are available over the counter which measures your lh surge (a marker of ovulation). ...Read more
I have pcos and i will be going for ovarian drilling soon after five cycles of clomid (clomiphene). What is the success rate for pregnancy with this procedure?
Drilling: In your situation, your two options are ovarian drilling or gonadotropin therapy (somewhat similar to ivf therapies). These two have similar pregnancy rates - about 55% success over 6 months, although some studies show success rates as low as 20%. Gonadotropin therapy is more time intensive and more expensive, but does not require surgery. Drilling might hasten menopause- but not definitely proven. ...Read more
Im 1.65m and 60 kilos. Age 25 been ttc for 2 years. Have pcos. Clomid (clomiphene) 100mg helped growing an egg of 16mm. Is ovarian drilling a good option for me?
Drilling: Going to Clomid (clomiphene) 150mg would be a mistake. Therefore you are looking at gonadotropin meds vs. ovarian drilling. Both of these are good options if you have a competent infertility team/consultant. Statistically, these are equal in efficacy. if you are high risk surgically, gonadotropin rx is better. Otherwise, I would say these options are pretty equal. ...Read more
I have PCOS and a period 35 - 50 days. Some women don't have this privilege. My LH,FSH ratio is 3:1. I want ovarian drilling. Dysmenorrhea. Should I?
No: Ovarian drilling is very rare now. First it kills lots of your eggs so you may have infertility from it and may have an earlier menopause. Also it can cause scar tissue in your belly which can cause more pain symptoms. PCOS should not cause painful periods unless they are very heavy and irregular. Likely you would benefit from seeing a specialist ...Read more
I had an operative laparoscopy and ovarian cyst drilling in april. Fertility was a problem (pcos) how long it takes to get pregnant?
No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anemia and PCOS: There are many causes of anemia, and the treatment is different for the different types. Pcos also is a complex disease and has different treatment. The best thing to do is see your doctor for an examination and receive proper treatment for all your ailments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually iron: The most common cause of anemia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome is blood loss causing iron defficiency. Many other causes of anemia are possible, so one should have their doctor work this up with a couple of inexpensive blood tests to be sure. Iron rich foods include red meat, but also spinach, beans and other vegetables. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Weight loss can help an obese pcos person conceive. Many women with the disorder can't get rid of it due to genetics, but rather can try to control it. Great treatments are available to help you conceive! see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can treat you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer