Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance, in which a woman's ovaries produce androgens or male hormones in excess, affecting her ovulation.

Causes

This disease is the most common cause of female infertility. According to the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), around 6% of Mexican women of reproductive age live with PCOS and manifest different problems related to this condition, ranging from irregular menstrual periods to difficulties in conceiving.
High levels of insulin in the blood . Too much of this hormone can overstimulate the ovaries and induce them to produce more androgens. 
Certain disturbances in the hypothalamus can lead to an increase in luteinising hormone (LH) which, by predominating over follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), induces the ovaries to synthesise androgens. 

Symptoms

Menstrual disturbances such as amenorrhoea and opsomenorrhoea
Unwanted hair growth (hirsutism) on the face, chest, abdomen, legs or buttocks
Acne or skin blemishes
Alopecia
Muscle hypertrophy and breast atrophy
Weight gain and obesity

Diagnosis

To properly diagnose a woman with polycystic ovary disease, a specialist in assisted reproduction will identify the best treatment for you to have a baby, based on a medical examination and a review of your medical history, including the following:

Complete physical examination
Hormone studies
Transvaginal ultrasound

Can I have a baby if I have polycystic ovary syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is not an impediment to becoming a mother. Remember that each case is different, so it is essential that you consult a doctor specialising in reproduction to help you determine the best treatment for you.
The treatments generally indicated include ovulation induction by means of
the administration of medication, and In Vitro fertilization.

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