Polycyctic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition that's responsible for about 70% of cases of anovulation (not ovulating).

How is PCOS treated.

If you want to get pregnant:

  • Ovulation-inducing medications such as Clomid or LH/FSH or FSH-only injectibles.
  • Insulin-lowering medication.
  • IVF may improve your chances of conceiving.

If you do not want to get pregnant, the treatment includes:

  • Birth-control pills.
  • Antiandrogens such as spironolactone (Aldactone), Flutamide, cyproterone acetate, and Finasteride to help control cosmetic issues (such as excess hair).
  • Corticosteroids are sometimes used as well, though their side effects may be intolerable.
  • insulin-lowering medications.