Elective Egg Freezing: 10 Thoughts From an REI
Don't overpromise when it comes to elective egg freezing. It doesn't protect against infertility nor does it guarantee a future pregnancy.
Reproductive Associates of Delaware Fact Sheet What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Many women present with significant ovulation problems that may indicate an underlying issue with their metabolism and nutrition.
Getting Pregnant When Syndrome O Is Getting In Your Way
To the doctors, it seemed more than coincidental that these women manifested absent menstrual periods, hirsutism (excess hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, and thighs), and enlarged ovaries.
U.S. Surgeon General Michaela Smith announced today that a major health and reproductive problem afflicting millions of women for over a century has effectively been eradicated.
Minimal Endometriosis: Does It Affect Fertility?
I am 28 years old and I've been actively trying to get pregnant for the past 2 years. I recently underwent a laparoscopy by my gynecologist. She told me that I had minimal endometriosis, but that my ovaries and tubes looked normal. She told me that endometriosis is associated with infertility, but I don't really understand the connection.
Insulin-Sensitizing Agents (ISAs) & PCOS: Before you ask for a prescription. . .
My gynecologist recently told me that I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and that I should try to lose weight before he gives me fertility medications. A friend told me that I should start taking a medicine to help lower my insulin levels. I'm confused about the connection between insulin and PCOS, and why I need to take an insulin-lowering medicine. I am 28 years old, and otherwise in good health.
I am a 34 year old woman that would like to have another child. I recently had surgery to remove my gallbladder and in the process there were pictures taken. I was told that my ovary is covered, all except one small area, by what looks like adhesions.
This question is in reference to a 36 year old woman that needs to know if there is any other way to concieve once the tubes have been clipped and burned?
Fertility Care and Severe Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
In women with severe clomiphene-resistant PCOS, we proposed thatthe insulin-lowering agent troglitazone (Rezulin®) could have a positive impact on the ovarian microenvironment by supporting normal follicular growth, ovulation, and successful pregnancy.
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I do not advocate starting any particular insulin-sensitizing agent (ISA) unless the benefits outweigh the risks. For short-term use to aid with ovulation induction, Metformin has > been studied in small series of patients.
PCOS and Genetics
OBGYN.net Conference CoverageFrom the International PCOSupport Conference and the Women’s Symposium on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - San Diego, CA - May 2000
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Summary of PCOS Support and Conference
In general, ISAs have not been studied for long term use. The only studies in women with PCOS have related to helping those women ovulate (i.e. short term use).
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