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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: PCOS

 nativeTXn - Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:16 pm

I have recently been told that I have PCOS by my PCP. I really just want to know what the likely hood is of my husband and I having another child. We already have 1 beautiful child who is now 4 years old. The biggest difference is that i was very small when I got pregnant 4 years ago and now I am overweight. I had regual menstral periods while i was thin and now they are really off whack. I really just want to know that since I already had one child while I was thin is it more likely that I will be able to conceive if I loose the weight?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:26 pm

User avatar Hello,

Polycystic ovary syndrome -PCOS- is a condition in which females have problems in their menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones including insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and physical appearance.

Cause of PCOS are not known yet.
Females with PCOS experience any of the following symptoms:
menstrual irregularity or absence of menstruation,
irregular vaginal bleeding,
pelvic pain
fertility problems
increased growth of hair
acne, oily skin, or dandruff
type 2 diabetes
high cholesterol
high blood pressure

Most women with PCO do not need medications to become pregnant, even in the presence of some menstrual irregularities.

Medications for those who fail to get pregnant should be prescribed by specialists when indicated. Women who has PCO should be followed regularly by their doctors during pregnancy to control problems like elevated blood sugar and blood pressure.
Obesity per se does not cause fertility problems although it may increase complications during pregnancy.

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