Hi doc, I am suffering form pocs from 7 years and having thyroid 7 years onwards 3 years back I get married we are trying for a baby doc suggested for laparoscopy is it necessary or any alternative method please doc help me.
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Hello, PCOS or pcod s a problem in which a woman's hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it isn't treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. The most common symptoms are: Acne.Weight gain and trouble losing weight.Extra hair on the face and body.Thinning hair or even hair loss on scalp.Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have very heavy bleeding.Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant(infertility), depression. Regular exercise, healthy foods, and weight control are the key treatments for PCOS. Treatment (hormonal) can reduce unpleasant symptoms and help prevent long-term health problems. Try to fit in moderate activity and/or vigorous activity often. Brisk Walking, jogging, dance or aerobics are great exercise that most people can do.Eat heart-healthy foods. This includes lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and whole grains. It limits foods that are high insaturated fat, such as meats, cheeses, and fried foods.Most women who have PCOS can benefit from losing weight. Even losing 5kg may help get your hormones in balance, regulate your menstrual cycle and can make you ovulate.
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
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Pregnancy can occur only one day of cycle that is ovulation day so unprotected sex around that day only important. In PCOS sometimes this ovulation is not proper. Along with this other causes should be confirmed or ruled out so Laproscopy is for that. Active management by Gynecologist or infertility specialist is definetly required.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can affect a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance.
Cause of PCOS is unknown, doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a role. Women are more likely to develop PCOS if their mother or sister also has the condition.
Symptoms of PCOS typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate for the first time. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Symptoms can be
excessive hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes
decrease in breast size
deeper voice hair loss
Hormonal study, Thyroid profile, USG etc are required to rule out.
Diet and Yoga are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight (or losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight) can improve PCOS symptoms.
Green, leafy vegetables Non–starchy fresh vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and carrots.
Fruit like cherries, plums, pears, apples, dried apricots, grapes, coconut, coconut milk, kiwi, orange juice, prunes will be helpful.
Avoid more sugary and carbohydrate foods, fast-food, preservatives containing packed foods, alcohol and coffee.
Yoga can play important role in the prevention and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Follow the following under guidance of expert:
Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose)
Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
Warrior pose (Superman pose)
Chakki Chalanasana (moving the grinding wheel)
Detoxification with Panchkarma Procedures as per the condition will help you.
Hope this info will help you. I would be happy to help you in your recovery.
MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)
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You are in the 'overweight' range of BMI and hope you are working on optimizing on your weight to achieve a healthy BMI. One of the important determinants in infertile patients with PCOS for surgical intervention (Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling) is there LH value. PCOS women who have high LH usually are the candidates who respond well to the laparoscopic procedure. On the other hand, PCOS women who do not ovulate inspite of taking ovulation inducing medications like Clomiphene Citrate, Letrozole and/or hormone injections may also be advised to undergo a laparoscopy procedure. If you have any of the above condition, laparoscopy would be the right procedure for you. You can also look for my article on PCOS and Parenthood on web.
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