Infertility — PCOS

PCOS Types and Treatments

1 in 10 women struggling with infertility have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome.), making it the leading cause of female infertility. Though this challenge is common, not all forms of PCOS are the same, and not all fertility solutions are the same. There are two main categories of PCOS -- Insulin-Resistant PCOS and Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS -- that can also be broken down further into 5 types (as shown in the table below). Type 1: Insulin-Resistant PCOS Symptoms This is sometimes considered the “classical” form of PCOS.  It often includes the common symptoms of weight gain, ovulatory challenges...

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What You Need to Know About Ovulation Dysfunction

Ovulation dysfunction is the cause of infertility in about 20% to 40% of all couples who have issues trying to conceive, but it’s still not well understood. Ovulation dysfunction isn’t a single condition. It’s a generic term for a group of fertility issues that cause a woman to have irregular or absent menstrual cycles. To learn specifically about ovulation dysfunction and PCOS, read our articles PCOS Types and Treatments and What is PCOS and What are the Symptoms? There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the term "ovulation dysfunction", especially since people tend to view ovulation as a single event, rather than the...

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What is PCOS and What are the Symptoms?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic endocrine disorder in women. It is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. Women with PCOS may have false positive ovulation test results due to higher LH levels. There are other possible symptoms including ovaries that are large or have cysts, infertility, weight gain, excess body hair, baldness or thinning of hair, acne, small pieces of excess skin, or dark or thick patches on the skin. Since a lot of health issues cause these symptoms, they may not lead to an awareness of...

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