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Doctor preferred for ovarian drilling after 2 rounds of clomid (clomiphene).Ovulated in 1st cycle but not in 2nd.What is the success rate in ovarian drilling?

Doctor preferred for ovarian drilling after 2 rounds of clomid (clomiphene).Ovulated in 1st cycle but not in 2nd.What is the success rate in ovarian drilling?

Not recommended : Ovarian drilling is an old school way of trying to get women to ovulate with pcos. I would never recommend that over clomid (clomiphene). You need at least 6 cycles of Clomid (clomiphene) before i would move on to something else. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can one lose weight after ovarian drilling?

Can one lose weight after ovarian drilling?

After laproscopic: Ovarian drilling, don't start a diet immediately after surgery - as you want to give your body a little time to mend. But, having this procedure done doesn't prevent you from getting involved in a healthy weight loss program. Always remember that slow and steady wins the race. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. >. ...Read more

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After having ovarian drilling can you body start functioning correctly like it should and start ovulating regularly?

After having ovarian drilling can you body start functioning correctly like it should and start ovulating regularly?

PCOS: It *may*. There are many causes for anovulatory or oligoovulatory scenarios, as well as treatments for them. Ovarian drilling is a rarer treatment that fewer and fewer physicians are using today. ...Read more

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Is letrozole more effective than ovarian drilling by minilaparotomy?

Is letrozole more effective than ovarian drilling by minilaparotomy?

Unclear but: While ovarian drilling may be effective in causing ovulation and achieving pregnancy, it is surgery (which entails a number of risks) and may cause scar tissue on the ovaries and deplete the supply of eggs. It is also rather unusual to have a laparotomy since this is almost always done by laparoscopy. Meds such as letrazole are safer. Drilling is usually a last resort. ...Read more

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Ovarian drilling done at day 4 of my cycle. I had a positive ovulation test on day 16. Is it possible despite positive test ovulation doesn't occur?

Ovarian drilling done at day 4 of my cycle. I had a positive ovulation test on day 16. Is it possible despite positive test ovulation doesn't occur?

Ovulation: I assume that you were using a urine ovulation predictor kit. These kits detect the LH surge which occurs prior to ovulation and are good at doing that. There are some false positive tests. However, if you were testing on consecutive days and it went from negative on a couple days to positive then most likely it is a preovulatory surge of LH. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Clomid (clomiphene) after ovarian drilling?

Is it better to take Clomid (clomiphene) after ovarian drilling?

Fertility doc : Each fertility patient will need an individualized plan. Ovarian drilling is not a first line treatment choice in most anovulation cases. ...Read more