John Flynn Medical Centre
2A/42 Inland Drive
Tugun, QLD, 4224

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Infertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

There are many causes of infertility and reduced fertility.  One of the causes is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which affects 10% of women.

PCOS is related to a hormone imbalance, resulting in:

  • An irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Multiple Cystic Ovaries
  • Difficulty becoming pregnant
  • Pregnancy problems – gestational diabetes, pregnancy related high blood pressure or premature labour.
  • High blood levels of insulin – increased weight
  • Acne and increased hair growth

Diagnosis:

  • Blood tests to determine a hormone imbalance
  • Ultrasound to look for ovary cysts

Treatment:

  • Reduce weight if overweight
  • Treat excess insulin diet/exercise and medication

Medication:

  • To reduce insulin
  • To help ovulation e.g. Clomid
  • or possible IVF

Surgery:

  • Laparoscopy – diathermy or burning of cysts

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in reproductive age of women that cannot be cured, but can be managed effectively in most patients.  With early diagnosis and good management of the disorder, a patient’s long term risks can be often prevented or significantly delayed.

Our Services Include:

Fertility Clinic

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Gynaecologist

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IVF

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Obstetrician

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