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What if There is Anovulation from PCO and You are Having a Laparoscopy for Another Reason?


PCO, or polycystic ovaries syndrome, is a condition that may have some management options, but none of these are 100 percent sure to work. If medication treatment fails and pregnancy is not achieved, the fertility doctor may recommend surgery or laparoscopy. However, if you haven’t tried medications first, the surgery is not recommended, as it has a few risks.

Anovulation from PCO and Laparoscopy

PCO is a condition that can lead to anovulation and absence of regular menstrual cycles, which will make it very difficult for you to get pregnant. Surgery or laparoscopy is recommended only if the medication treatment for PCO has failed and you cannot achieve pregnancy. This is due to the fact that the surgery can cause scars or pelvic adhesions, which may be another cause of infertility.

If you are having laparoscopy for another reason such as fibroids, adhesions or endometriosis, wedging or ovary drilling may be performed. However, this is only recommended if you are out of other safer treatment options, as there are chances of scar formation. In addition, the surgery will also destroy a series of follicles, which will decrease the number of eggs.

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