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My sister has polycystic ovaries & she gets her period randomly throughout the year. Will she still be fertile to have a child or does she need help?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Pcos with irregular periods means she is not ovulating consistently each month.
Without ovulation there is no egg to be fertilized. Weight loss is very important with pcos. There are medications such as metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) which help women with pcos ovulate.

In brief: Depends

Pcos with irregular periods means she is not ovulating consistently each month.
Without ovulation there is no egg to be fertilized. Weight loss is very important with pcos. There are medications such as metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) which help women with pcos ovulate.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: She needs help

It is common for patient with pcos not having a regular period.
She needs help to regulate her cycle, otherwise she will have increased risk of infertility, diabetes, and uterine cancer.

In brief: She needs help

It is common for patient with pcos not having a regular period.
She needs help to regulate her cycle, otherwise she will have increased risk of infertility, diabetes, and uterine cancer.
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Amr Azim
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Needs help

The story indicates she is not ovulating frequently so her exposure to pregnancy is reduced.
In addition we dont know anything about her male partner and the condition of her fallopian tubes.

In brief: Needs help

The story indicates she is not ovulating frequently so her exposure to pregnancy is reduced.
In addition we dont know anything about her male partner and the condition of her fallopian tubes.
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