Researchers from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are encouraged by their recent study. Reviewing the records of 566 morbidly obese women with an average BMI of 52 who had gastric bypass surgery and lost substantial amounts of weight, they chose 20 of women from the ages of 22 to 42 to follow. 14 of these women were fertile yet had no desire for more children while the remaining six were diagnosed with infertility and hoped to become pregnant. Within three years of surgery, all six previously infertile women successfully conceived.
While this research is considered preliminary until published in a medical journal, it indicates that women who lose weight are more likely to have restored ovulation, lower levels of male hormones/androgens and improved pregnancy rates. Gastric bypass surgery may be a new surgical option to reverse infertility for women who suffer from PCOS.
For more information on PCOS and reversing infertility contact the CACRM
San Diego fertility clinic in Encinitas at http://www.sandiegofertility.org or
by calling 1-760- 274-2000.
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