Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)

This is a genetic condition where there are multiple small 5-7mm follicles on the ovary and ovulation occurs with sub-optimal hormones. This increases the risk of miscarriage and infertility.

 

This is one of our favourite conditions to treat, because we often achieve success with this diagnosis. Women with polycystic ovaries can have regular cycles, but often the cycle will be longer than 28 days. Severity varies from mild to moderate and severe. In more severe cases weight gain and increased body hair are part of the condition.

 

Women with Polycystic ovaries are “normal-stimulated” to produce a single mature follicle with Neo Fertility, most commonly with letrozole.

 

We use a combination of charting the fertility cycle, medical treatments, surgical intervention (if considered necessary), dietary changes and supplements to restore normal function. We confirm optimal cycles through FertilityCare charting, ultrasound follicle tracking and monthly hormone blood tests for progesterone and oestradiol post ovulation.

 

More severe cases need a significant amount of medication to restore optimal function – but we can achieve effective ovulation and conception in the majority of patients with polycystic ovaries in our programme.

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