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Management ofanovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21213521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility and it appears to be difficult to induce the ovulation safely and successfully. Anovulation in PCOS is exacerbated by weight gain and improved by lifestyle modification and weight reduction. If these measures are not successful, conception can usually be achieved with the use of clomiphene citrate, metformin alone or in combination with clomiphene citrate, gonadotrophins, surgical ovulation induction using laparoscopically applied techniques to the ovaries and assisted reproductive techniques. One of the main goals of ovulation induction is to avoid multiple follicular developments that may result in overstimulation, leading to cycle cancellation and complications such as multiple pregnancies and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Fertility can usually be restored by appropriate choice of induction of ovulation, but careful monitoring is required.
Authors:
Nares Sukcharoen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  87 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S182-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
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