Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is very common among women in reproductive age. 15% of them have it and many have not yet been diagnosed.
PCOS cannot be cured as such, but you can control its manifestations and its effects. Treatment generally focuses on management of your individual main concerns, such as infertility, hirsutism, acne or obesity.
It is necessary to make a proper diagnosis to treat and prevent the progression of symptoms and other complications associated with the syndrome.
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, especially all those who wish to become pregnant, should seek the help of a specialized physician to optimize their health to make their dream of parenthood become a reality.
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Getting pregnant requires both female and male and therefore any difficulty should be approached equally. Subfertility due to male factors is more common than imagined: the fact is that sperm is 50% responsible for a pregnancy. Semen analysis seek for anomalies in sperm production, motility, vitality and capacity to fertilize the egg. Such anomalies might happen due to genetic, metabolic or environmental causes.
Depending on the diagnosis, there are different techniques that can be used to achieve pregnancy. These are not painful, nor excessively complex. Science and technology provide each day more solutions to these subfertility factors and, in most cases, the miracle of being able to have a baby at home becomes a reality.
Not becoming pregnant after one year of having frequent sexual relations, without any birth control, calls for a visit to a specialist. If you are 35 years old or older, you should consult sooner (after 6 months).
Among the causes for not achieving a pregnancy are:
Obstruction of the Fallopian Tubes
Age related fertility (women’s fertility decreases with age)
Structural abnormalities of the uterus (e.g.Fibroids and Polyps)
Sperm abnormalities (low sperm count, mobility or quality)
It is important to make an accurate diagnosis. With this diagnosis the specialist will define the appropriate treatment to achieve pregnancy in the least possible time.