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Is it better for a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome to have children earlier in her life?
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Dr. Amr Azim
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Its better for all
Women with pcos have increased number of eggs.
This however does not reflect the quality of these eggs (chromosomal make up) which is reflected by age. For a yet unidentified reason, the longer the egg stays in the ovary (the later it is ovulated) the higher chance for chromosomal abnormality in that egg and the more difficult it is to get pregnant and have a baby. Earlier pregnancies r safer too.

In brief: Its better for all
Women with pcos have increased number of eggs.
This however does not reflect the quality of these eggs (chromosomal make up) which is reflected by age. For a yet unidentified reason, the longer the egg stays in the ovary (the later it is ovulated) the higher chance for chromosomal abnormality in that egg and the more difficult it is to get pregnant and have a baby. Earlier pregnancies r safer too.
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes. May be OK later
Not pc 2 say but it's biologically better for all women to have children 'relatively' earlier. Not teens: more OB complications, social issues.
Most women 43 and over don't do well with their own eggs but successes happen up to 44-45+. Having said that many but not all older women with pcos respond better to meds, especially injectables or ivf, but reduced egg quality may affect pcos women any age.

In brief: Yes. May be OK later
Not pc 2 say but it's biologically better for all women to have children 'relatively' earlier. Not teens: more OB complications, social issues.
Most women 43 and over don't do well with their own eggs but successes happen up to 44-45+. Having said that many but not all older women with pcos respond better to meds, especially injectables or ivf, but reduced egg quality may affect pcos women any age.
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