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Does PCOS Affect Pregnancy?

Does PCOS Affect Pregnancy?

Yes and no, because PCOS is a unique disease that affects women based on their unique physiology. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common diseases in women. Loosely translated, in this condition, the ovaries become populated with cysts that affect the normal working of the whole body, including the production of many different hormones. There are many different reasons why PCOS develops in women. 

Due to the cysts in the ovaries, it can be harder for the women to get pregnant and also to maintain a pregnancy. Women with PCOS have a higher risk of stillbirths and miscarriages. All in all, PCOS is a dreadful disease which can affect the pregnancy in multiple ways if not taken care of. In this article, we will take you through the symptoms of PCOS, what you can do about them, and ways to get pregnant if you have PCOS. 

Symptoms of PCOS

The list of symptoms of PCOS is long. As it affects the normal hormone levels, it indirectly plays a role in many systems in the body. These symptoms are very common in many different diseases, so even if someone has PCOS, it may take clinical tests to diagnose the disease state properly. The following are the most common symptoms of PCOS:

These symptoms represent almost all parts of one’s health, so this syndrome is chaotic and hard to manage. Another thing about PCOS is that it is seen to run in families. It can be passed from mother to daughter, or it can develop independently. 

Remedies of PCOS

Unfortunately, there is no definitive cure for PCOS. There are a ton load of medications that you can take, but once you get off them, the symptoms begin to reappear. Fortunately, there are some lifestyle changes that you can bring that will help you drastically in managing the symptoms of PCOS. For PCOS women, it is not easy to lose weight as women who do not have PCOS, but it is not impossible. High BMI is one of the biggest complications of PCOS, and if you can somehow control it, you can master your PCOS. 

The remedies for PCOS include:

These remedies may sound trivial, but they work. All they require is consistency.  

How To Get Pregnant with PCOS?

Pay a visit to your doctor. Each woman has many underlying problems with PCOS, and until they are treated, it is highly unlikely that the PCOS will be managed. You will be asked to bring changes to your lifestyle and put on medications. If you stay consistent in both these tasks, the symptoms of PCOS will diminish in time. However, in cases where the cysts have taken over the ovaries, a surgical procedure might be one of the options. 


In conclusion, PCOS affects pregnancy in cases where it is left untreated for a long time. If you change your lifestyle and adopt healthy habits, the symptoms of PCOS will start to wear off in no time. When you do decide to fight PCOS, stay consistent because here, consistency is key. Good luck!

For more information on this topic, please reach out to us at RescueMD at 972-390-7667. We are an internal medicine, weight loss and women’s health practice. We serve Allen, Frisco, Mckinney, Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas. In addition to physicians, we also have registered dietitians and personal trainers on staff to treat and manage most cases.


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