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Can I Get Pregnant with PCOS?

Published on May 16, 2017 and last reviewed on Oct 04, 2021   -  3 min read

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With the right treatment and a healthy lifestyle, even women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have high chances of getting pregnant. To know more, read the article.

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Can I Get Pregnant with PCOS?

PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome) is quite challenging and frustrating. Most women do not seek help until they get menstrual irregularity and have a problem in getting pregnant. The good news is, with the right treatment and healthy lifestyle, women with PCOS have high chances of getting pregnant. Before we know the treatment options for this problem, let us first understand what PCOS is, what causes it, how it causes infertility, and how is it treated.

PCOS is a common hormonal imbalance disorder among women of childbearing age. Approximately 5 to 10 % women are affected by this disorder in their reproductive years.

The common symptoms of PCOS are an

If left untreated, PCOS can cause long-term health problems like diabetes, hypertension, and heart diseases.

Causes

Diagnosis

How Does It Affect Fertility

Treatment

In most cases of PCOS, infertility is caused by anovulation (absence of ovulation), your doctor might give you medications which would induce ovulation. Before prescribing medications, he or she has to rule out other problems which might cause infertility. He might recommend losing weight, lifestyle changes, and exercise. Adopting a healthy lifestyle and losing weight helps restore ovulation in some women and can increase chances of getting pregnant without medication.

If you do not get pregnantwith these changes, then the doctor might suggest the following treatment:

Not able to get pregnant with PCOS is quite challenging and stressful at times, but early diagnosis and right treatment can prevent you from too much stress and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

For more information consult a polycystic ovaries specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist/polycystic-ovaries

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