Q. What is the chance of pregnancy in PCOS?

Answered by
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 05, 2016

Hi doctor,

I have PCOS and have not had a period for over a year. Now, I have a partner and we do not use protection. Two days ago, I woke up with a light bleed and that lasted for a few hours and disappeared. Then, the same thing happened today and I bled for a few hours. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I have body pain and my breasts are tender.

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

With so much prolonged amenorrhea, ovulation is unlikely to have occurred and pregnancy is less likely.

Kindly use barrier contraceptive (condom) for three weeks and repeat home pregnancy test. If it comes negative, then pregnancy is almost ruled out.

Absence of menstrual cycle for such a long term is not desirable, as it increases the chance of endometrial cancer by unopposed estrogen exposure to endometrium.

It is a good practice to induce withdrawal bleeding by taking progesterone tablets for every two to three months. Kindly consult your doctor for the same and for other risk reduction strategies.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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