What is PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)?
PCOS is a common hormone disorder affecting 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS requires a medical diagnosis to confirm if it’s the cause of symptoms such as menstrual irregularity. Some women also experience hair growth / loss, acne, weight gain or depression. Because PCOS affects your menstrual cycles and ovulation, many women with this disorder suffer from female factor infertility as well.
Is it possible to conceive with PCOS?
Many women with PCOS find it difficult to conceive, but it is not impossible. RBA offers the following treatment options to women struggling with PCOS-related infertility:
- Infertility evaluation and fertility testing
- Fertility medication
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
In some cases, hormone therapy through medication is a valid treatment for infertility due to PCOS. In other cases, more advanced fertility treatment or assisted reproduction are necessary to conceive.
PCOS Testing and Treatment at Reproductive Biology Associates
If you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome in greater Atlanta and want to become pregnant, you’re not alone. RBA has helped many women overcome PCOS in order to have healthy babies. Our step-by-step process involves:
- A thorough analysis of your medical history
- Fertility testing for you and your partner
- Strategic planning for how to tackle PCOS and your symptoms
- Pharmacological therapies or IVF treatment
- Follow up and recommendations for future family planning
One of our world-renowned, compassionate fertility specialists will help you navigate all of the infertility challenges you’re facing through every stage of your journey.