Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common ovulatory disorder for women. The good news is that PCOS is highly treatable. In most cases change in lifestyle, some weight loss and basic infertility treatments with medication can help you get pregnant. It might be useful for you to know that despite the name, you do not have cysts if you have PCOS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
The three main features of PCOS are:
The symptoms vary from person to person and it is also possible that you have PCOS but don’t show any visible symptoms. Here are common symptoms in women:
Most symptoms of PCOS are result of hormonal imbalances. So, the best way to diagnose PCOS is using blood test to check hormones.
At Genova IVF, our goal is to use minimum amount of medication to treat PCOS. We believe many women can get pregnant by improving their lifestyle, watching what they eat and exercise. Research has shown that even 10% decrease in weight can result in a healthy pregnancy.
1. Health and nutrition counselling: first line of treatment will be for you to meet our qualified health and nutrition counselor. She will work with you to ensure that your diet and lifestyle is healthy and balanced to give you the best chance for pregnancy.
2. Medications: your Genova fertility consultant will work with you to determine a tailored treatment plan:
3. IVF Procedure: your Genova fertility consultant will determine if IVF is the most suitable way for you to become pregnant.
4. Surgical Procedure: if fertility medication and lifestyle changes are not effective, a simple surgical procedure known as Laproscopic Ovarian Drilling (LOD) may be recommended.