I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)…What next?

Dear Doc,

I am 28 years old now. i had my check up 3 years ago and the doctor said that i have a polycytic ovary.I took the oral medication for a year but I stopped 2 years ago.. NOw I’m planning to concieve..Will I be able to get pregnant? do I have to take medication for concieving? It would be a big help answering my questions so that i can have an idea…
Sent 12:22:13 AM UTC, Thursday August 25 2011 by jenny 

 

Hi jenny,

Thank you for your question.

Unfortunately PCOS or polycystic ovary is very difficult to treat. It is a genetic problem so sometimes you have to be on medication for a long time. Complications of untreated pcos are: irregular menses, acne, increased facial hair, weight gain, infertility, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and endometrial cancer.

But don’t be afraid. Being on medications can help. The first step is to repeat your vaginal ultrasound. We can plan the next step based on that.

Doc D

P.S. Watch out for my upcoming write-up on PCOS.

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2 Comments

  1. gloria says:

    doc nagpa ultrasound na po ako last years at may pcos ako, pinainom ako ng doctora ng metformin at sobrang tumaba po ako ngayun, lumalaki po ba ang tyan ng may pcos? kasi po natatakot po akong magpa opera may iba po bang choice para d maoperahan

    • filipinamd says:

      Hindi gagaling sa operasyon ang PCOS.
      It is a complex genetic problem connected to a problem in insulin. I suggest that you keep taking Metformin plus Yaz pills to regulate your cycle, treat the PCOS and make you lose weight, too.