INFERTILITY PROBLEMS DUE TO POLYCYSTIC OVARIES
You needed to see this patient that visited me recently, she was physically on the large size, infact she was almost three times the size of her husband and looked almost twice his age, even though she is just 27years of age. If the size alone was the problem, then it is an easy case, she has not been seeing her periods property for 2 years, infact at the moment she has not seen it at all in the last 12 months. Then to compound her situation , she has been married for 5 years without any pregnancy.
She has visited many physicians , they continue to give her different types of drugs but to no effect, when she visited our clinic , we decided to undertake full fertility studies for her. During the transvaginal ultrasound scan we noticed that her ovaries are large and she was not producing mature eggs, on ultrasound we can have this classical image of the ovaries that is termed ‘’POLYCYSTIC OVARIES’’.
In Nigeria, we have noticed that this condition is seriously under diagnosed and it is one of the most popular infertility cause in women, the reason of under diagnosis is due to poorly trained practitioners and poor quality ultrasound equipment with no transvaginal probe.
Polycystic ovaries are difficult to diagnose with regular ultrasound machines, it must be done with a transvaginal scan, though the scan can be done at anytime, but it is best in the midcycle, between day 10 and day 12 when the lady is expected to be ovulating, this will definitely confirm polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome can be acquired, that is after the lady has given birth to one or more children , her hormones can go haywire and she can develop the condition. However in most young girls and ladies they were born with it.
The cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome is not fully known, but the symptoms include irregular, low or no menstruation, no ovulation, hirsutism [development of hairs on the face and chest like a man], large body size, insulin or glucose resistance, infertility, hair loss from the head.
If a lady has two of these symptoms, she should go and be checked for polycystic ovaries. This condition is particularly bad because the lady will not be ovulating , so she cannot get pregnant, this condition is really stubborn but can be treated, though it may take time. Many ladies have been known to get pregnant after been treated, so once you notice these symptoms , please go and get good medical attention because your fertility is at risk.
JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX, Ikotun Lagos Nigeria, offer comprehensive infertility screening tests for both couples like Transvaginal Scan for uterine and ovarian functions,Ovulation/follicular tracking, HSG to evaluate the fallopian tubes, blood tests for hormone check, semen analysis etc. We also offer a simple assisted reproductive procedure like INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION [IUI]. For accurate assessment of your fertility situation, contact us at JOAS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIX, Ikotun Lagos Nigeria.
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