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How to get pregnant if have polycystic ovaries ?

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my period was due on 13 aug but there was only a spot.after that nothing what does this mean?i have gone through some tests and came to know that i got polycistic ovaries.but should i do to get pregnant as i'm trying to conceive from two years?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017
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Hallow Dear,

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition. It is characterised by delayed heavy menses, high insulin levels and high androgen levels.

Symptoms of PCOS include irregular heavy menses, infertility, obesity, hair on the unwanted parts of the body like face, chest, abdomen, legs, etc., hoarseness of voice, etc. All the symptoms may not appear from the beginning.

In PCOS, the eggs get entangled in the ovaries and are not released; hence infertility.

To achieve pregnancy in PCOS, ovulation induction treatment has to be instituted. Initially, clomiphene citrate may be tried; however for not more that 6 cycles. If these pills fail to give you conception, hCG/HMG combination may have to be tried.

Along with this treatment, if treatment for reducing the raised levels of Insulin and androgens is taken, the results are better. Metformin like medicines do help reducing insulin levels by increasing the tissue sensitivity to insulin. Myo inositol helps reducing insulin as well as androgen levels.

Please calculate your BMI. BMI should be maintained between 18 and 23.9. If you are overweight or obese, please consult your dietitian to reduce the weight.

I have given you preliminary guidelines; for detailed consultation, you may ask me Direct question on this forum.

Dr. Nishikant Shrotri
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How to get pregnant if have polycystic ovaries ?

Hallow Dear, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition. It is characterised by delayed heavy menses, high insulin levels and high androgen levels. Symptoms of PCOS include irregular heavy menses, infertility, obesity, hair on the unwanted parts of the body like face, chest, abdomen, legs, etc., hoarseness of voice, etc. All the symptoms may not appear from the beginning. In PCOS, the eggs get entangled in the ovaries and are not released; hence infertility. To achieve pregnancy in PCOS, ovulation induction treatment has to be instituted. Initially, clomiphene citrate may be tried; however for not more that 6 cycles. If these pills fail to give you conception, hCG/HMG combination may have to be tried. Along with this treatment, if treatment for reducing the raised levels of Insulin and androgens is taken, the results are better. Metformin like medicines do help reducing insulin levels by increasing the tissue sensitivity to insulin. Myo inositol helps reducing insulin as well as androgen levels. Please calculate your BMI. BMI should be maintained between 18 and 23.9. If you are overweight or obese, please consult your dietitian to reduce the weight. I have given you preliminary guidelines; for detailed consultation, you may ask me Direct question on this forum. Dr. Nishikant Shrotri