PCOS

Are PCOS symptoms reversible?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is diagnosed in about seven percent of women with irregular menstrual periods and problems conceiving. Other symptoms of PCOS include excessive facial hair growth, acne outbreaks, migraines, insulin resistance and weight gain. Doctors believe PCOS is caused by hormone imbalances involving follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormone, two hormones involved in ovulation. Women with PCOS may also suffer from ovarian cysts resulting from eggs that fail to mature enough for completing the ovulation process. Because PCOS increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, infertility and uterine cancer, women diagnosed with PCOS should seek treatment through ovulation induction and hormone-balancing medications. Are Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Reversible?…

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How can I ovulate with PCOS?

If you suffer from the polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, you may not ovulate regularly. Without a healthy ovulation, you cannot get pregnant on your own. Fortunately, it is possible to ovulate even when you have PCOS  with the right treatment.  What Is PCOS? PCOS  is a common condition that affects as many as one in 10 women during their childbearing years. It occurs when the reproductive hormones are out of balance, which leads to problems with the menstrual cycle. PCOS may cause the egg not to develop properly, or it may not be released at all during the cycle. For many women, this condition makes it difficult to get pregnant. …

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How is PCOS Diagnosed?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects women suffering hormonal imbalances involving lutenizing hormone, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone and several other hormones. The primary consequence of PCOS is ovarian dysfunction that interferes with development and release of eggs during ovulation. This often causes infertility which sends many women to their doctor for a fertility evaluation. In addition to infertility, symptoms of PCOS include irregular menstrual cycles, excessive hair growth on the body, acne outbreaks, weight gain and development of skin tags. Diagnosing PCOS No specific test is available to diagnose the polycystic ovarian syndrome. Instead, your doctor will ask about your health history, weight issues and regularity of your menstrual periods. Additionally, your…

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Best Fertility Treatment for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) in NY

If you have PCOS, you may have trouble getting pregnant. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome indicates a hormonal imbalance that can interfere with ovulation, causing you to experience irregular or absent menstrual periods. This condition is a common fertility challenge, and our NY expert fertility doctor has had great success in helping women with PCOS to become pregnant. At our NY fertility clinic, we develop an individualized program using natural treatments, and medication where necessary; to ease your PCOS symptoms and help you get pregnant. Here is an outline of our approach to treating PCOS infertility. What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? This condition is a leading cause of infertility, occurring in about 10 percent of women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS typically experience…

How is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diagnosed?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder among women who are at their reproductive age within their endocrine system.  According to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between five and ten percent of women in their childbearing ages of 15 through 44 years of age have PCOS. If you have PCOS, your ovaries may become enlarged and each ovary may contain follicles (small collections of fluids) or cysts.  You might also have irregular periods, thinning scalp hair, acne, and/or extra hair growth on the chin, body, and face. Diagnosing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome There isn’t any one specific test for diagnosing PCOS. You…

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Do You Have Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

One of the most frequently occurring hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age is polycystic ovarian syndrome, more commonly called PCOS.  Unlike other medical problems that impact only fertility, it sometimes affects sufferers in multiple ways.  Recognizing the symptoms is often the trigger for seeking a diagnosis and treatment. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Overview PCOS is a disorder of the endocrine system.  The University of Chicago Medicine reports that this condition affects 5 to 10 percent of women during their reproductive years.  According to the PCOS Awareness Association (PCOSAA), more than 7 million women suffer from this disorder, more than the number of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and…

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When You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome – usually called PCOS in the medical world – is one of the most significant causes of infertility in women. The PCOS Foundation reports that as many as 15 percent of women of childbearing age are affected by PCOS. Here’s what you need to know about PCOS, courtesy of New York Reproductive Wellness. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a Hormonal Problem PCOS has a strong effect on many hormones in a woman’s body. In addition to the primary female sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone – women also produce small amounts of the male hormone testosterone. Two other hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and pituitary hormone luteinizing hormone (LH),…

Signs that I Might Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a very common health condition of women who are in their childbearing age. It is frequently linked to infertility in women, as well as a host of other reproductive system problems. According to WomensHealth.Gov, one in every 10 women is suffering from PCOS. With this condition, women often have painful cysts in their ovaries and unusual levels of hormones that can lead to many issues. If you think you have PCOS, you should visit a New York Fertility Clinic today. Here are some signs that might point to this condition. You Have Irregular Periods Since your hormone levels can be too high when you have…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility

Polycystic ovarian syndrome — PCOS for short — significantly affects women’s fertility. In fact, it is the direct cause of fertility problems in about 10 to 15 percent of all women of childbearing age, according to the PCOS Foundation. Although the exact cause  is unknown, genetics play a part, as it tends to run in families. An evaluation for PCOS is one of the key parts of a fertility evaluation at New York Reproductive Wellness, the leading New York fertility clinic. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hormones PCOS affects the balance of hormones in a woman’s body. Although estrogen and progesterone are the primary female sex hormone, women also produce small…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility

PCOS? What’s that? And what does it have to do with fertility? The answer to that last question is, “a lot.” PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome, and it affects fertility in about 10 to 15 percent of women of childbearing age, according to the PCOS Foundation. At New York Reproductive Wellness, we know that a PCOS evaluation is one of the important parts of a fertility evaluation. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hormones Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder. It can cause high testosterone levels. Women normally produce small amounts of testosterone, but with PCOS, their levels are much higher than normal. The excess testosterone can prevent ovulation, which…