In general, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) refers to the hormonal imbalance common among women.
It is the condition that produces higher-than-usual volumes of male hormones in women’s bodies. As a result, it causes irregular menstrual cycles, oily skin, acne, and oftentimes – infertility.
PCOS and Pregnancy
Contrary to popular belief, women with PCOS can still get pregnant.
While infertility rates are high for women with PCOS, pregnancy is still a possibility. Some women with PCOS are able to conceive without curative care, but most of them need medical aid appropriate for their age.
Before seeking such procedures, however, patients need proper consultation to rule out other causes aside from PCOS-related absence of ovulation or anovulation.
PCOS, Treatments, and Medications
According to Dr. Zedrix Gallito, an Obstetrician Gynecologist at ManilaMed, more than 50% of women with PCOS have difficulties in conception, but pregnancy is still a case to case basis.
They can resort to lifestyle changes like starting on a proper diet and stable exercise routines to achieve their ideal body weight, or even try fertility treatments and medications.
Dr. Gallito mentioned that if the problem only lies in anovulation, medication is usually recommended. Trigger shots, insemination, and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are endorsed to increase chances of conception as well.
If you have PCOS and are trying to get pregnant, trust ManilaMed’s specialists to guide you through the process. ManilaMed’s Center for Women’s Health aims to provide quality care for women’s health. For inquiries, visit ManilaMed’s website or call (02) 523 8131 loc 3100-3101.