PCOS Beyond Infertility

Last week I wrote about the effect polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has on a woman’s fertility and how Clomid is very effective in overcoming issues with ovulation. But there are many androgen hormone effects of PCOS that can affect a woman’s general health. These issues are well outlined in an online article on U.S News.

PCOS, which affects about 15 …

PCOS, Clomid and Infertility

Here’s breaking news….that we have know for about 50 years.

Clomid (clomiphene citrate) (CC) significantly improved ovulation and pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), according to data from 72 women. The part we did not know is how it works. Now there is evidence that Clomid improved markers of PCOS. Nitric oxide (NO), interleukin-10 (IL-10), and matrix …

PCOS, Metformin and Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder among women between the ages of 18 and 44, is a condition marked by abormal menstrual cycles and symptoms related to elevated androgens (male hormones) in females.such as excess body and facial hair, acne, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin. Associated conditions may include type 2 diabetes, …

Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer? That is the Question.

For some time now our experience has shown us that when we do all-freeze cycles and only tranfer embyos in frozen embryo cycles we get better results. This phenomenon occurs whether PGS is performed to help us select chromosomally normal embryos or in non-PGS cycles when we select embryos by morphology.

However in contrast to our experience, results from two …

Weight loss and exercise may help women with polycystic ovaries-PCOS

Here’s breaking news: weight loss and exercise may help obese women with polycystic ovarian syndrome-PCOS.

As reported on Medical Daily, women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a common condition in women known to cause infertility, could benefit from weight loss and exercise. In a new study conducted by the Endocrine Society, researchers have found the combination of healthy habits could …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Letrozole may be better than Clomid for women with PCOS

Letrozole (Femara) was associated with roughly a 42% increase in the pregnancy rate, compared with clomiphene citrate (Clomid) in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome in a double-blind, randomized study.

The pregnancy rate was 61.2% with letrozole versus 43% with clomiphene. There also was a trend toward more live births with letrozole (48.8% vs. 35.4%).

“We now have convincing evidence …

Effects of maternal PCOS on pregnancy and infants

We are aware that PCOS has effects on one’s health beyond anovulation and associated infertility issues. Now a study claims there may be effects on the the offspring of PCOS mothers.

Maternal polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have long-lasting adverse health consequences for offspring, according to a study published online May 11 and in the June issue of Obstetrics & …

Understanding PCOS-Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

An article in the November 24th edition of the New York Times highlights the most common hormonal condition that affects women’s reproductive function: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, better known as PCOS.

First described in 1935, PCOS was initially called Stein-Leventhal syndrome, for the two American gynecologists who identified it, Dr. Irving F. Stein Sr. and Dr. Michael L. Leventhal. They recognized …

Unraveling the mystery of PCOS, diabetes, obesity and infertility

A January 28th article in the Wall Street Journal looks at the latest research into the links between polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, obesity and infertility. PCOS, the most common cause of irregular menstrual cycles, largely still remains a mystery. Researchers are trying to better understand the disorder, which is generally defined by an excess production of the hormone testosterone, …