Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a fertility issue that affects 10% of women in the US. It is a condition in which the ovaries do not function normally. In other words the ovaries do not ovulate, causing them to not release en egg monthly. This condition is one that is very devastating for women who are trying to get pregnant. Imaging wanting to be a mother so badly and not being able to have things come as easily as you would wish. I am aware that there are various treatments available and that most women do end up conceiving. One of the treatments I have heard about is utilizing Metformin. Metformin is a drug that it is usually used to treat Diabetes. When using it to treat PCOS Metformin is intended to regulate hormone levels and help with insulin resistance. Which are two of the symptoms of PCOS. But just like any drug it has its side effects. Although not all patients taking it experiences the side effects. Another down side of the drug is that it may or may not work. It just depends on the patient’s body and their system. I have read that for some women it functions within a couple of weeks to three months of taking it and for others it just has no effect. PCOS I would say is a condition in which people just have to be very patient and wait for things to fall into place. But how long will they have to wait and how many treatments will they have to go through in order to achieve a successful pregnancy? I also wonder how couples deal with the stress of not being able to naturally conceive?


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