If you are a woman that has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome then you may be having trouble getting pregnant.
The reason for this syndrome is not known. It will affect your menstruation cycles and it enlarges and forms multiple cysts on your ovaries.
If you are finding skin tags on your body then you may need to get checked for polycystic ovary syndrome.
Weight is also a factor in having this syndrome. It is a syndrome that is prevalent in obese women.
One out of ten women will be affected by PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the number one reason for infertility in women.
Medications to Help with Fertility
There are certain types of medications that you can take when you first start your menstrual cycle that will help to trigger your ovulation. Two medications that your physician could prescribe for you are Clomiphene and Melformin.
Your chances of getting pregnant will greatly increase if you use one of these medications. Your physician may also prescribe different hormonal medication injections. If you do decide to take these hormonal injections then you will need to consider that these injections may cause multiple births.
Considering Surgery as an Option for Getting Pregnant
If all else fails and medications do not seem to help you get pregnant then you may want to consider having surgery.
Surgery to assist in fertility, known as laparoscopic ovarian drilling, is an invasive surgery and will be prescribed as a last resort by your physician.
Your surgeon will be using a laparoscope to perform your surgery. A laparoscope is a small camera with a tube. He or she will need to enter your abdomen with the laparoscope through a small incision that they will make.
This will offer them a picture of what is affecting your ovaries. By using surgical instruments that have been inserted through the small incision your surgeon will be able to do a procedure that will help stimulate your ovulation by decreasing your hormone levels.
Intrauterine Insemination to Assist in Fertility
Your physician may wish to try intrauterine insemination. This is a procedure that will put your partner’s sperm in your uterus to increase your chances of getting pregnant. These multiple sperms that are placed directly inside your uterus are more than what your uterus could incur during intercourse.
Becoming Pregnant Using In-Vitro Fertilization
In-Vitro Fertilization is a procedure that removes your eggs by going into your vagina using an aspiration needle. Your eggs will be transferred into a culture dish where they will be fertilized using the sperm that has been taken from your partner.
Approximately three days later the fertilized eggs will be placed into your uterus and if all goes well then one of the eggs will implant itself into your uterine wall. You may also be required by your physician to take progesterone to help in this fertility procedure.
All of these procedures, medications, and surgery should assist you in your endeavor to become pregnant.