By John D. Gordon
Within the usa there are predicted to be 10 million infertile undefined. One percentage of all US infants are the results of IVF and over 70,000 cycles of IVF are played every year within the US. the one textual content to supply either the sufferer s and health professional s perspectives, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Infertility offers authoritative, functional solutions to a hundred of the most typical questions requested by way of participants and relating to their infertility.
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35 Specific Problems: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1 0 0 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t i n f e r t i l i t y 23. Where does PCOS come from, and how is it treated? The topic of PCOS can fill an entire book. In fact, several books have been devoted to this subject. Although this condition was originally described by Drs. Stein and Leventhal in 1935, our understanding of PCOS has advanced significantly in the last decade. PCOS represents a hormonal imbalance. Originally, PCOS was thought to be an anatomical problem in which a thickened coating around the ovary prevented ovulation.
If the treatment produces multiple follicles, however, the woman’s risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) may lead to cycle cancellation. , sextuplets) born today result from PCOS patients who took gonadotropins and demonstrated an excessive follicular response. Anovulation Failure to release an egg on a regular basis, resulting in irregular or absent periods. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) Ovarian enlargement, abdominal fluid retention, and dehydration following the use of fertility medication to induce the growth of multiple follicles.
In most cases, however, an FSH level of more than 15 IU/L is evidence of diminished ovarian reserve; FSH levels exceeding 30 IU/L usually signify POF. If a woman has a normal complement of follicles but still does not have normal cycles, then the problem must lie elsewhere. Most such women suffer from a communication mismatch between the brain and ovary, which disrupts the carefully coordinated hormone signals that induce the growth of ovarian follicles. The causes of this disruption can be further classified, with most patients being found to have polycystic ovarian syndrome (see Question 22) as opposed to other hormonal imbalances.
100 Questions & Answers About Infertility by John D. Gordon