Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which there are numerous little cysts in the ovaries. These cysts can influence a woman’s fertility since they disturb hormone cycles. Normally women with PCOS have low levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and an abnormal amount of androgens (male hormones).
I would know if I had PCOS.
MYTH. It would not necessarily be obvious that you have PCOS. In spite of the fact for a few women the indications are obvious, PCOS is connected with a wide range of sometimes vague symptoms. It can sometimes take years to reach a diagnosis. And there are a few other rare conditions that have comparable symptoms. On the off chance that you are experiencing difficulty getting to be pregnant and have any of the manifestations of PCOS, consult to your fertility doctor about doing some tests to investigate the likeliness of PCOS.
I had an ultrasound and it did not show any cysts on my ovaries, so PCOS cannot be the problem.
MYTH. Some girls do not demonstrate cysts on their ovaries, however, have different symptoms that lead to them being analyzed and treated for PCOS. Other women have cysts on their ovaries but do not have PCOS. The presence of cysts can be an important symptom in recognizing PCOS, but it is only part of the picture.
Women whose mother or sister has PCOS are more likely to have PCOS.
FACT. There gives off an impression of being a hereditary segment to PCOS.
All women with PCOS are overweight.
MYTH. Numerous women with PCOS are overweight, however, thin women can have PCOS also. If you have signs and indications of PCOS, you ought to your fertility doctor about the likelihood.
I have PCOS — losing weight can improve my chances of becoming pregnant.
FACT. Losing as meager as 5 percent of your body weight can help balance your hormone levels which can help enhance your fertility. Due to the way insulin is handled in many women with PCOS, a diet with a low glycemic index may be the most gainful way to lose weight.
There’s no cure for PCOS.
FACT. In any case, there are treatments and medicines that can improve your health and fertility. Getting thinner is a standout amongst essential things you can do. You might be given clomiphene citrate, which helps you to deliver more FSH. If you are also insulin resistant, you may be given a medication called Metformin (or Glucophage) that makes you sensitive to insulin and can help return ovulation to normal. Contingent upon what other symptoms you have, you might be given medication for acne or excess hair growth, too.
Specialist in Obstetrics/Gynecology,
Aster Clinic, Business Bay