Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

-- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is believed caused by a hormonal imbalance that affects the release of a woman's egg each month. The condition, which usually causes infertility, affects up to one in 10 women of childbearing age, the Office on...
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ConclusionCompared to non-PCOS patients, PCOS patients had greater postoperative ΔBMI and %EWL at 1 year. The majority of patients becoming pregnant after VSG were previously nulliparous. This study shows that VSG is effective for weight loss in PCOS patients with obesity and may positively augment effect fertility rates.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Amelioration by quercetin of insulin resistance and uterine GLUT4 and ERα gene expression in rats with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Reprod Fertil Dev. 2018 Aug 14;: Authors: Neisy A, Zal F, Seghatoleslam A, Alaee S Abstract Insulin resistance (IR) and infertility are two major complications of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which are the results of changes in certain parts of the reproductive and metabolic systems. We aimed to observe the effect of quercetin on dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-induced PCOS and insulin resistance in rats. All animals were divided into five groups and DHEA wa...
Source: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Fertil Dev Source Type: research
Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) usually arises during puberty and is marked by insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperandrogenism. The principle is that the diagnosis of PCOS must be based on the presence of at least two of the following three criteria: chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism (clinical or biological), and polycystic ovaries. The diagnosis of PCOS in adolescents is particularly difficult due to developmental problems in this group. Many symptoms of PCOS, including acne, menstrual irregularities, and hyperinsulinemia, are common in normal puberty. Adolescents with PCOS are at an incr...
Source: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionIn women with PCOS undergoing stimulated IUI, CC, letrozole and gonadotropins were equally effective and safe. Since multi-follicular growth increased the multiple pregnancy rates without increasing the overall live birth rate, ovulation induction would strictly aim for mono-follicular growth. Since letrozole had the highest mono-follicular growth rate, we recommend this drug as the treatment of first choice in infertile women undergoing ovulation induction and IUI.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionVitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in infertile PCOS women and there seems to be no association between hypovitaminosis D and the metabolic syndrome in the same population.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
To study the effectiveness of different ovulation induction protocols in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
Abstract Context: The impact of vitamin D deficiency on the success of ovarian stimulation according to underlying infertility diagnosis has not been investigated. Objective: To evaluate the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and reproductive outcomes after ovarian stimulation in women with either polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or unexplained infertility. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Analysis of randomized controlled trial (RCT) data. Participants: Participants from the Pregnancy in PCOS II RCT (n=607); participants from the Assessment of Multiple Intrauterine Gestation...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
The main purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in infertile women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and to explore the association of hypovitaminosis D with metabolic syndrome in women with PCOS.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
Authors: Artini PG, Obino MER, Sergiampietri C, Pinelli S, Papini F, Casarosa E, Cela V Abstract INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of female infertility affecting multiple aspects of a women's health. Areas covered: The aim of this review is to summarize the existing evidence on the treatment of PCOS patients and to examine the actual available therapies to overcome the problem of infertility and improve the outcome of pregnancy. We analyse different treatment strategies such as lifestyle modification, bariatric surgery, insulin sensitizing agents, inositol, clomiphene citrate (CC), a...
Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
SummaryThe clinical outcomes of five groups of infertility patients receiving frozen-thawed, cleavage-stage embryo transfers with exogenous hormone protocols with or without a depot gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist were assessed. A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on 1003 cycles undergoing frozen-thawed, cleavage-stage embryo transfers from January 1, 2012 to June 31, 2015 in the Reproductive Medicine Center of Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region. Based on the infertility etiologies of the patients, the 1003 cycles were divided into five groups: tubal infertility, polycystic ovary sy...
Source: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology -- Medical Sciences -- - Category: Research Source Type: research
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