Can you get pregnant if you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
PCOS is a common cause of fertility problem in women. The failure to ovulate regularly results in fertility being affected. PCOS accounts for approximately 80-90% of anovulatory infertility which in turn comprises about a third of those attending an infertility clinic.
The principles of the management for women with infertility from PCOS is to optimize their health before commencing on therapy. This is done by achieving weight loss for those who are overweight with the help of consuming the right diet and in-cooperating physical exercise as part of their daily routine. Subsequently, medication can be given to help in the ovulation process. Some women who do not respond to medication for ovulation may need a key-hole surgery to their ovaries to ease the commencement of ovulation.
Content by Dr Prakash M Chandrakanthan , Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.