Trying to Conceive with PCOS: What You Should Know
For women that are trying to conceive and also have PCOS, It is important to understand how PCOS can effect your ttc journey. There are many misconceptions surrounding how this health condition can affect fertility.
In this blog Cryos answers questions about trying to conceive with PCOS and addresses the most common misconceptions and concerns people have today.
What is PCOS?
PCOS is a common health condition that affects a woman's hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems. PCOS, which is also known as polycystic ovary syndrome can affect overall health, fertility and physical appearance. Learn more about PCOS and how it is associated with infertility here.
What are some symptoms of PCOS?
Symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, weight gain, excess male hormones (androgen), cysts around ovaries, and problems with fertility. It is important to recognize these symptoms and speak to a healthcare professional.
Can I still conceive with PCOS?
It is possible to conceive with PCOS. Although the health condition does interfere with ovulation which can make getting pregnant a little more difficult. By getting the help that is needed and working with a healthcare professional you can increase your chances of conception both naturally and after fertility treatments.
How can PCOS affect my health?
PCOS can affect a woman's ability to conceive and long term health. PCOS has been linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, sleep apnea, depression and anxiety, and endometrial cancer. Access to treatment is essential for women trying to conceive, who experience symptoms of PCOS.
Does PCOS only affect overweight women?
No. PCOS can also affect women that have healthy or lower BMIs. It is important to recognize this not only for yourself or those around you who may be experiencing this as well.
How would I know I have PCOS?
It may be difficult to notice if you have PCOS. Common symptoms such as acne, mood problems, and irregular periods, you can easily look past these symptoms without realizing that they are all a part of this disease. PCOS is also is not always symptomatic so sometimes you may not realize you have it until later on. It is important to always be vigilant with your health and speak to a medical professional if you are experiencing irregularities in your health.
How can I treat PCOS?
There are different ways to help treat PCOS depending on your condition. Speak with a doctor about PCOS and how it may affect your fertility to determine the right treatment option for you.
Who can I speak to to discuss my options further?
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We look forward to helping make your family dreams come true!