Experts Clarify Details Regarding PCOS Diagnosis

Scientists have now issued guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). There had been much debate in the medical community over various aspects of the condition. ... read more »

NIH Panel: Change PCOS Name and Commit More Research

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a medical condition that affects up to five million women in the United States alone. The condition can cause pain and infertility, but PCOS affects more than the ovaries. ... read more »

Causes of PCOS

What causes PCOS? ... read more »

Adnexal Or Ovary Torsion in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women

Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at E. Wolfson Medical Center in Tel Aviv compared the prevalence and recurrence of adnexal torsion between pregnant and non-pregnant women receiving fertility treatments. ... read more »

Food for Fertility

Many women are seeking the best dietary and lifestyle approaches to promote fertility. An important concept of the fertility-friendly diet is that foods to avoid are just as important as those that are beneficial to consume. ... read more »

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem, and it can cause infertility. ... read more »

Big Breakfasts Help Lean Women Overcome Reproductive Problems

A new study published in Clinical Science suggests eating a relatively larger breakfast and smaller dinner can have a positive effect on fertility. Proper meal timing could have special benefits for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Treatment for PCOS Infertility

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). PCOS is among the leading causes of infertility in women. ... read more »

Medical Therapy in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS is characterized by oligo-amenorrhea, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and, often, morbid obesity. ... read more »

Infertility and Fertility Issues - Clomid Pregnancy

babyMed provides fertility and infertility information and tips to couples trying to get pregnant. We also provide fertility tools to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

What Tests are Used to Diagnose Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Your doctor will take a medical history, perform a physical exam - possibly including an ultrasound, check your hormone levels, and measure glucose, or sugar levels, in the blood. ... read more »

What Causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

No one knows the exact cause of PCOS. Women with PCOS frequently have a mother or sister with PCOS. But there is not yet enough evidence to say there is a genetic link to this disorder. ... read more »

What are the Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Many women have only a few and others have many symptoms. These are some of the symptoms of PCOS. ... read more »

How is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Treated?

Because there is no cure for PCOS, it needs to be managed to prevent problems. Treatments are based on the symptoms each patient is having and whether she wants to conceive or needs contraception. ... read more »

How Does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Affect a Pregnant Woman?

There appears to be a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery in women with PCOS. ... read more »

Link Between PCOS and Psychiatric Problems

Between 6 million and 17 million women in the United States between the ages of 18 to 44 are estimated to be affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Ovulation

Not ovulating and having ovulation problems is the #1 reason in women for difficulties getting pregnant. ... read more »

Anovulation (No Ovulation) Causes

Reasons for not ovulating (anovulation) inlcude polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian failure, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. ... read more »

What is PCOS?

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). ... read more »

Symptoms of PCOS

What are the typical symptoms of PCOS? ... read more »

Polycystic Ovarian Disease and Being Able to Conceive

PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant as menstrual cycles and ovulation are often disrupted by the small cysts on the ovaries associated with the disease. ... read more »

Fertile Despite PCOS

Can I be fertile and have PCOS? ... read more »

Diagnosis of PCOS

How can you diagnose if I have PCOS? ... read more »

Detecting Ovulation Issues With OPK

Ovulation issues and detection of ovulation such as with OPKs and typical ovulation symptoms are among the most important issues in trying to get pregnant couples. ... read more »

When To See the Infertility Specialist

If you find you have been trying to conceive for many months with no success you may want to consider obtaining a referral to see an infertility specialist. There are several reasons a specialist might be needed if you have had difficulty becoming pregnant. ... read more »

How To Get Pregnant with PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The inability getting pregnant in most  women with PCOS is usually the consequence of amenorrhea, the absence of ovulation. Anovulation may not be the only reason for many of these problems but you need to ovulate in order to get pregnant.  Make changes in your lifestyle ... read more »

Anovulation - Why Some Women Don’t Ovulate

Ovulation is necessary for getting pregnant, and some women have trouble getting pregnant because they do not ovulate (anovulation). ... read more »

Tests Before Starting Clomiphene (Clomid)

Before starting Clomid you need to make sure there is no male infertility, no ovarian cysts, and that FSH and liver functions are normal. ... read more »

Clomiphene, Metformin, or both for Infertility in PCOS

Clomiphene is superior to metformin in achieving live birth in infertile women with the polycystic ovary syndrome, although multiple birth is a complication. ... read more »

Does PCOS Put Women at Risk for Other Conditions?

Women with PCOS can be at an increased risk for developing several other conditions. Irregular menstrual periods and the absence of ovulation causes women to produce the hormone estrogen, but not the hormone progesterone. ... read more »

Cinnamon May Help Treat PCOS

Adding cinnamon to the diet may be an effective treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Why Does PCOS Cause Menstrual Cycle Issues?

The ovaries are two small organs, one on each side of a woman's uterus. A woman's ovaries have follicles, which are tiny sacs filled with liquid that hold the eggs. These sacs are also called cysts. ... read more »

DHEA-S (Serum) During Pregnancy

DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is excreted by the adrenal glands. Blood tests are ordered if female patients show signs of excessive masculinity or if an adrenal tumor is suspected. One of the causes of altered DHEA-S levels is polycystic ovary syndrome. ... read more »

No Menstrual Period and Not Pregnant?

If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period. ... read more »

Big Breakfast May Aid Fertility for Some Women

Eating a big breakfast can boost fertility in women with PCOS, according to a new study published in Clinical Science. ... read more »

Testosterone - Total (Serum) During Pregnancy

Testosterone is a hormone generally associated with the differentiation between men and women. Testosterone levels are higher in men than women. ... read more »

Androgen Sensitivity, PCOS and Sexual Desire

Researchers from the University of Vermont recently published a study in the journal Hormones and Behavior, claiming high androgen levels may cause women to feel more sexual desire to mate rather than to connect with a partner. ... read more »

PCOS and Ectopic Pregnancy After IVF and Embryo Transfer

According to a study, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of ectopic pregnancy after fresh ET (embryo transfer) cycles, but not after frozen ET cycles. ... read more »

Phyto-oestrogens, Ovulation and PCOS

The study shows an all-natural treatment works just as well as prescription clomiphene citrate at inducing ovulation and other positive changes to support conception in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Will Clomid Treat Your Infertility?

If you and your partner have been trying to have a baby for a while, you’ve probably tried calculating your ovulation carefully. ... read more »

Acupuncture Eases Pain of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

According to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, exercise and acupuncture could help ease the effect of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

PCOS Increases Risk of Complications During Pregnancy

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects up to 15-percent of the female population. Women with the condition tend to have irregular periods, fertility problems, weight gain and excessive facial hair growth. ... read more »

Fertility Treatment May Affect Fetus Size

A new study links fetal birth weight to type of conception. According to the study, infants conceived using fertility treatments are significantly smaller than infants born after natural conception. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Management of PCOS

Among PCOS patients who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most physiologic method of inducing ovulation. ... read more »

Fertility Workup in Women with PCOS

According to researchers in the Netherlands, women with PCOS undergoing fertility treatments may need to have tubal patency testing and partners may need to submit to a semen analysis to improve pregnancy rates. ... read more »

In-Vitro Maturation in Subfertile PCOS Patients

Researchers recently reviewed clinical trials and literature regarding the effects of in-vitro maturation on assisted reproduction success in women with subfertility associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as someone who can not get pregnant within a 12 month time period. ... read more »

PCOS Impact on Reproduction

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is often associated with impaired fertility. Patients may suffer from reduced or absent ovulation, irregular menstrual cycles and difficulty conceiving as a result. ... read more »

OPK and PCOS

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Im trying to get pregnant. Can I still use ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) to predict my ovulation or will my results be skewed? ... read more »

Can Obesity Prevent Ovulation?

Can obesity prevent ovulation? The presence of adipose or fat tissue in obese women leads to a decrease of sex hormone binding globulin, and an increase in androgens (male hormones). ... read more »

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