PCOS & Ovulation Induction: How Can You Ovulate With PCOS?

Fertility doctor, Natalie Crawford, MD answers your questions about ovulation induction with PCOS. Learn more about polycystic ovarian syndrome – what causes the cysts? What can you do to improve your PCOS? What are the differences between metformin, clomid (clomiphene) and letrozole (femara) for ovulation induction? What questions should you ask your doctor about PCOS?

Answered in this video:
1. What is PCOS?
2. How can you ovulate naturally with PCOS?
3. What lifestyle changes are best for PCOS? Is there a PCOS diet?
4. What is clomid?
5. What is femara or letrozole?
6. Is clomid or femara better for ovulation induction with PCOS?
7. Is metformin helpful with PCOS?
8. Do I need to be on metformin if I have PCOS?

Articles reviewed:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa063971

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1313517

*I am a doctor, but not your doctor. The information in this video is educational and not medical advice. Please ask your doctor medical questions. You can schedule an appointment with me at Fora Fertility (info@forafertilityaustin.com) if you live in Texas and would like to be seen as a patient.

Other resources:

Fritz and Speroff, Clinical Gynecology Endocrinology and Infertility, 8th edition, 2011

https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/practice-guidelines/for-non-members/consensus-on-womens-health-aspects-of-pcos.pdf

Azziz R. Introduction: Determinants of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2016 Jul;106(1):4-5. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.05.009. Epub 2016 May 26. PMID: 27238627.

https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos

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