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.