How to Get Pregnant with PCOS?
There are several reasons for a woman’s eggs to be of poor quality or quantity. The most common cause is a change in the functionality of the ovaries. If left untreated, it can lead to infertility or reproductive issues in women. Many of these disorders can be effectively treated, and infertility problems can be treated with medical assistance. The polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common ovary-related diseases that prevent women from becoming pregnant. It is essential to have a complete awareness of this medical condition.
What should you know about PCOS?
Ovulatory dysfunction affects around 40% of infertile women. Menstrual periods that are irregular, short, or non-existent should be taken seriously. These are the signs your body is sending out to alert you that something is not right. Ovulation problems can develop for a variety of reasons, including:
- eating disorders
- extremes of weight loss or exercise
- hyperandrogenism (excessive male hormone)
- hyperprolactinemia (elevated level of prolactin)
- pituitary tumour
- thyroid disease
PCOS is a disorder that affects a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. It is the most common hormonal problem in childbearing women. Insulin resistance is the primary cause of PCOS. Women with PCOS produce too much insulin, which impairs the pituitary’s ability to release FSH and LH. This makes ovulation difficult or non-existent.
The polycystic ovarian syndrome affects 5–10% of women of childbearing age.
A healthy egg is formed by a woman’s follicle when she ovulates. If you have PCOS, your follicle growth stops prematurely, leaving you with an ovarian deposit of tiny, benign, estrogen-releasing cysts. This build-up causes your ovaries to grow and increases the number of cells that release male hormones (androgens) like testosterone. These hormones promote the development of masculine characteristics. This means you might have irregular menstrual cycles, high insulin levels, acne, obesity, and excessive hair growth on your face, chest, or waist.
Treatment for PCOS: How to deal with your condition
If you think or see that something is unusual with your menstrual cycle, your first step should be to consult a doctor. If you are experiencing some severe symptoms, you should visit a fertility clinic, where a doctor will conduct a range of procedures and a complete health screening, including a medical evaluation, blood tests to measure your hormone levels, and an ultrasound to examine your ovaries. Only after doing these treatments would, it be possible to claim that you have PCOS.
After examining your situation, the doctor will provide suggestions for your next steps.
In most cases, treatment options include taking fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation. Since PCOS is connected with increased insulin levels, your doctor will give you insulin-lowering medicine. Actually, this is a very successful alternative, since metformin alone triggers ovulation in 40% of PCOS-positive women.
Women with PCOS are considered to respond differently to fertility drugs than those who do not have the condition. However, it is thought that even within PCOS patients, the reactions would differ—either too excellent or too bad. Women who react too well may ovulate with a large number of eggs, increasing their chances of multiple pregnancies or ovulation hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). To reduce the risks associated with multiple births, such patients are advised to undergo IVF, and if there is a risk of OHSS, your doctor will advise you to begin with lower dosages of fertility medicines.
Since PCOS is connected with increased insulin levels, your doctor could also advise you to eat a balanced diet to reduce your insulin levels in the blood. The best way to do this is to follow a low-carbohydrate diet that includes eating eggs, green vegetables, nuts, and berries and avoid eating processed foods.
Surgery is a less common therapy for PCOS. The doctor will remove the ovarian cysts in this situation to improve your hormonal imbalance and ovulation cycle, but this is just a temporary solution. Also, the ovaries continue to overproduce follicles; this cannot be resolved and cysts often reappear in women with PCOS after some time.
How Effective is IVF Treatment in the Case of PCOS?
Women with PCOS can normally conceive without any major difficulties, both naturally and through in vitro fertilization. IVF in PCOS-positive women is normally quite effective; most can get pregnant within the first year of treatment, although they do have a greater chance of miscarriage (around 1 in 5).
PCOS and IVF treatment have high success rates, and the success rate of IVF leading to live births in women with PCOS is very similar to that of healthy patients. So, if treated, this condition is not a serious obstacle to you becoming pregnant.
PCOS and Fertility Treatment: Dr. Mehta’s Reproductive Center
IVF is highly effective with proper infertility and PCOS treatment because the doctor monitors your menstrual cycle, stimulates ovulation, and implants an embryo without any major complications. The most difficult and time-consuming phase of IVF is using medications to achieve proper ovulation. Since the reactions are different for every woman, doctors follow different clinical procedures. It is important to consult a doctor if you are having any severe symptoms. Remember that these ovarian conditions can be successfully treated if diagnosed earlier.
Dr. Mehta’s Advance Fertility Centre offers our patients IVF and PCOS treatments. With the advanced fertility technology and medicine at our center. Our treatment options are effective, affordable, and accessible to every patient visiting the center.
Dr. Mehta’s Advance Fertility Centre is assisting couples who are unable to have children to experience the joy of parenting their own baby. We provide a comprehensive range of fertility treatments, including diagnostic lab testing, IVF, and pregnancy. At Dr. Mehta’s, we use advanced, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and our doctors are specialists in the best reproductive medicine in Chennai. Our highly qualified fertility doctors address each patient with exceptional attention and provide all necessary support.
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