PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects up to one in eight women - and one of the main causes of female infertility.*

The good news? For most women, a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is the first step to regaining control of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. And regaining control of PCOS means regaining control of your reproductive health.

(source: 2023 International evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS))

Common questions about PCOS

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Women with PCOS may experience a host of symptoms—or few at all.

Symptoms of PCOS

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PCOS and hormones

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Unfortunately, there is no known cure for PCOS. But rest assured - with the right treatment, symptoms can be managed very well.

Managing and treating PCOS

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The impact of PCOS on fertility and conception

PCOS is a leading cause of female infertility. As we mentioned above, a woman with the condition may experience irregular periods due to an increase of male-type hormones known as androgens. These hormones can prevent ovulation, which in turn makes it difficult to conceive naturally. Overweight or obese women with PCOS have the most difficulty conceiving - either naturally or with fertility help.

The cheering bit? With the right treatment, 60% of women with PCOS can conceive naturally without any fertility clinic intervention.

The truth is - understanding your own fertility is a journey in itself. And we’re here to help.

Fertility treatment and PCOS

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We completely understand that getting some fertility help may feel difficult or daunting at first. We’re here to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

A great first step is to have a confidential chat with one of our experienced fertility nurses. They can help get the ball rolling by recommending a fertility specialist with expertise in PCOS.

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