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27 years old, PCOS and infertility

27 years old, PCOS and infertility

  1. tv1390

    Hi all,
    I am 27 years old and I have pcos. After 6 years of ttc i learned i do not ovulate on my own. I tried two rounds of femara which did nothing. I then started clomid 50 mg & ovulated. I am now on my third round of clomid but this time did not ovulate. It seems my next step is a fertility specialist. I am becoming very hopeless. Has anyone had any similar issues? Does anyone know the cost of the medications etc. Before IVF?

    06/24/2018 at 11:40 pm
  2. Dear tv1390,

    To help women with PCOS ovulate, you can take Clomiphene (Clomid), Letrozole (Femara) – which you already did – metformin and gonadotropins. If this doesn’t work, I’m afraid IVF is the most recommended option for you.

    The good news is that, in general, IVF success rates in women with PCOS are usually high, though it depends on the case, of course.

    Read more: What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

    I hope this helps,

    Best regards

    06/25/2018 at 9:06 am
  3. Omg, I’m sorry you’re facing this. Consulting a fertility expert is going to be the best decision though. He’ll want you both to pass the required tests. He’ll study your previous medical history and evaluate your chances with this or that procedure. I’m afraid I cannot be of much help with meds costs ’cause those vary greatly within countries. I had mine included into the package price, for example. Get your journey officially started first. Wishing you the best!

    09/12/2018 at 1:00 pm
  4. Hi
    I’m 28yrs old and 1nd half year of happily married.
    I diagnosed vd pcos years bak. After getting marriage i was on metformin but of no use. Then for clomid for 3 cycles, then gonadotrophins.. still i didnt ovulated. My doc suggested me to for lapro. Lapro done on 2nd oct, they even checked tha tubes blockages. Everything is fine. But till today i.e., its 37th day aftr my lapro till now i didn”t get my period yet. I’m much worried about it. Shall i wait for few more days or to consult my doc now?
    Anyone can please help me out

    11/18/2018 at 7:27 pm
  5. Having PCOS varies from woman to woman, here are symptoms that could indicate you have PCOS. If you feel any of these symptoms are effecting you then talk to you doctor! Not every woman with PCOS will have every symptom, and you do not have to have cysts on your ovaries to have PCOS.
    Symptoms of PCOS:
    Reduced menstrual cycles than normal or complete lack of having any cycles.
    Some can have monthly cycles but not actually be ovulating.
    Heavy bleeding during your period, and spotting in between cycles.
    Hair loss on your scalp
    Excess hair growth on your body such as your face, chest, back, stomach, thumbs, or toes.
    Acne and oily skin
    Weight gain that is mostly gained around your midsection.
    Miscarriage and infertility
    Insulin resistance. This can cause miscarriage, poor egg quality, and irregular periods.
    Cysts on your ovaries
    Difficulty to lose weight despite dieting and exercise
    Multiple positive OPKs throughout your cycle, but no ovulation happens.

    01/17/2019 at 9:47 am
  6. There are different ways to treat your PCOS, natural remedies and prescription remedies. There is also changes in diet and lifestyle that can also help. Not everyone is then same and while some treatments will help some, it may not hep others.
    Common treatments for PCOS include:
    Ovulation inducing medication. This can be prescription or natural remedies. The goal of these are to induce ovulation in those who are not ovulating. Clomid, Femara, and Soy are the most common prescription and natural ovulation inducing remedies.
    Metformin is often prescribed to control blood sugar levels.
    Low carb dieting, which helps insulin resistance and promotes weight loss
    Exercise, which helps insulin resistance and promotes weight loss
    Inositol will help insulin resistance for some.
    Spearmint tea can help reduce androgen levels.
    Omega 3 fatty acids will help PCOS symptoms
    Vitex can regulate cycles for some with PCOS
    Tribulus can help some with PCOS when used before ovulation by increasing LH.
    Over the counter natural progesterone cream can help some when used after ovulation.
    Prescription strength progesterone support may be needed for some. There are different forms such as oral, suppositories, and injections.

    01/17/2019 at 9:47 am