Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

User - posted on 05/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Today I found out that I have a polycystic ovarian syndrome :( Is it true that if I don't have a operation to clear this I can never have anymore kids again? My right ovary is 10cc and my left ovary is 14cc. Please help :(


Mary - posted on 05/21/2013




Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) does usually make it harder to conceive. Not impossible, but more difficult. However, surgery is not usually the first course of action. Women trying to become pregnant with PCOS are usually treated with medications first. Metformin or progesterone are often the first drugs of choice to try to regulate your cycles. If this doesn't work, drugs such as clomid or FSH (injections) may be added to stimulate ovulation.

As with pretty much any condition, treatment is specific to each individual. With PCOS, the treatment is varied depending on your goals (meaning, are you just trying to deal with the problematic symptoms of PCOS, or are you actively trying to get pregnant). Obviously, this is something you need to discuss with your OB, and if trying to get pregnant, you may want to see a reproductive endocrinologist.

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