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2023 Author: Benjamin Dyson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 01:37
It is normal for the menstrual cycle and, consequently, the woman's fertile period, to be altered due to the presence of ovarian cysts, since there is a change in hormone levels, which makes pregnancy more difficult. In this situation, there is an increase in the production of androgen, which is a hormone that hinders the maturation of eggs, impairing ovulation.
Thus, depending on the amount of androgen produced, a woman with polycystic ovaries may have an irregular fertile period or not have a fertile period at all, for example. However, the presence of polycystic ovaries does not mean that a woman will never be able to get pregnant, as it is possible to have fertility treatments to increase ovulation and allow pregnancy. Find out how the diagnosis of polycystic ovary is made.
How to increase fertility
To increase fertility when you have a polycystic ovary, it is important that the treatment is done according to the gynecologist's guidance, and the following can be recommended:
- Using birth control pills: Contains artificial forms of estrogen and progesterone that regulate ovulation. In these cases, it is not possible to get pregnant while taking the treatment, but it can help regulate the cycle;
- Use of Clomiphene: it is a drug that stimulates ovulation, increasing the number of eggs produced and facilitating the existence of a more regular fertile period;
- Hormone injections: These injections are used when clomiphene has no effect.
Furthermore, it is important to maintain regular physical exercise and a balanced diet, as weight gain can also impair ovulation, making it harder to get pregnant. See the signs that indicate that you are in the fertile period.
Also, it is important to maintain a proper diet that will help alleviate the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome and increase the chances of getting pregnant. Check out some feeding tips by watching the video below:
When to use assisted reproduction techniques
Assisted reproduction techniques are usually used when, even after using the previous treatments, a woman cannot get pregnant. The main technique used is in vitro fertilization, in which the doctor collects an egg from the woman when ovulation occurs. Then in the laboratory, this egg is fertilized by a man's sperm and then returned to the uterus. Learn more about assisted reproduction.