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I have pcos and i will be going for ovarian drilling soon after five cycles of clomid. 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. 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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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I have all the signs of pregnancy and I have had 2 negative tests. Could they show negative because of having pcos or what else could be wrong?

I have all the signs of pregnancy and I have had 2 negative tests. Could they show negative because of having pcos or what else could be wrong?

Doubt pregnancy: The symptoms are pregnancy are only presumptive and cannot be relied upon solely in lieu of negative pregnancy tests. Why you are having those is a different story that needs to be investigated with appropriate history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What is a woman with pcos do to increase her chances of pregnancy?

What is a woman with pcos do to increase her chances of pregnancy?

Weight loss: For most women the cause of pcos is Insulin resistance which is impeding ovulation. Insulin resistance is like pre diabetes. So decreasing carbohydrates in the diet, regular exercise and weight loss can resolve the Insulin resistance and then the pcos goes away. Women are then more likely to ovulate and get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy reduces pcos symptoms?

Is pregnancy reduces pcos symptoms?

While pregnant: While you're pregnant, but it can return after delivery. ...Read more

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3 days of positive opk. Periods are very regular every 31 days. Would this be a sign of PCOS? I have had 3 pregnancies.

Not likely: PCOS patients often won't ovulate. Your kits just turn positive at a level of urinary LH (leutenizing hormone). If the level is positive over a couple days its ok and relatively common. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy in pcos is it too dififcult or impossible?

What are the chances of pregnancy in pcos is it too dififcult or impossible?

Infertile not steril: Difficult, but not impossible. Diet/exercise/weight loss are essential. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Other rx may be needed in certain situations. It's not sterility, just infertility. Work w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can your LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Prob not : That is not a test that anyone would do. It does not have any practical purpose. I can not think of a reason why it would be high but also no one would ever run that test during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the chance of pregnancy on pill with pcos?

What is the chance of pregnancy on pill with pcos?

Close to zero: Hi. You're pretty safe. No birth control is perfect, but on top of that, you tell us you have PCOS, which impairs ovulation. So all-in-all, your risk of unintended pregnancy is pretty close to zero. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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