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Can you get pregnant if you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Can you get pregnant if you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?


PCOS is a common cause of fertility problems in women in Malaysia. The failure to ovulate regularly results in fertility being affected. PCOS accounts for approximately 80-90% of anovulatory infertility in Malaysia, which in turn comprises about a third of those attending an infertility clinic.


The principles of the management for women with infertility from PCOS in Malaysia are to optimize their health before commencing therapy. This is done by achieving weight loss for those who are overweight with the help of consuming the right diet and incorporating physical exercise as part of their daily routine. Subsequently, medication can be given to help in the ovulation process. Some women in Malaysia who do not respond to medication for ovulation may need a keyhole surgery to their ovaries to ease the commencement of ovulation.


If you’re concerned about PCOS in Malaysia and its impact on fertility, visit our Obstetrics & Gynaecology specialist page and make an appointment with us to consult with our doctors for personalized guidance.

Content by Dr Prakash M Chandrakanthan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.