How does PCOS affect fertility? Learn what PCOS is & what PCOS means for egg freezing. If you have PCOS, it is a good idea to see a fertility specialist who will help you to choose the treatment and make necessary lifestyle changes.
PCOS stands for Polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS is hormonal and metabolic disbalance that is a common and treatable cause of infertility.
According to different sources, PCOS affects 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age in the US. The most common symptoms of PCOS are irregular periods, excess facial and body hair, acne, weight gain and difficulty losing weight and hair loss. Women with PCOS often have an elevated level of AMH (>5 ng/mL) and a higher number of follicles in the ovaries (>12 per ovary).
It is common that PCOS patients are not able to conceive on their own and need some form of fertility treatment and/or lifestyle changes. While women with PCOS don’t always need to go through IVF to achieve pregnancy, they may consider egg freezing for the same reason as other patients willing to preserve their reproductive ability and save the quality of their eggs at a younger age.
It worth noting, that egg freezing could be very cost efficient for these patients as they usually have more eggs to be retrieved with less stimulation.
If you are diagnosed with PCOS, it is a good idea to see the fertility specialist that would help you to choose the treatment and make necessary lifestyle changes. Blooming Eve partners with the best fertility clinics and specialists that can help you to start with the treatment. If you are considering egg freezing to save your reproductive potential till the moment when you are ready to start the family, we can help you to get the best possible egg-freezing services at a cost-effective rate. Contact our team to learn more today.