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Too many Eggs but no Baby - PCOD and Infertility

reasons for male infertility

Infertility has many reasons and many forms but they all meet at the same destination! It’s the destination of motherhood! One of the most common reasons for infertility that is been diagnosed amongst young women is PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease). PCOD is well heard, well discussed and is seen in most of the women whom you meet and know. We would like to bring into limelight, some facts about PCOD, and its reasons and how can you keep yourself away from the same.Also check Reassons for male infertility.

What is PCOD?
PCOD is a disease in which the ovaries start bearing cysts. Cysts are fluid filled sacs that may seem as small as a mustard seed in an early stage and grow as big as an aubergine.

Symptoms for PCOD

  • Acne, oily skin and dandruff.
  • Hair loss.
  • Not being able to carry baby to term.
  • Sudden increase in cholesterol levels.
  • Unexpected growth of hair on the face and chest.
  • Not being able to lose weight even after rigorous efforts.
  • High pelvic pain.

Effect of PCOD
PCOD is a kind of an ovarian malfunction. When there are cysts over the ovaries, the ovary fails to release an egg that is supposed to travel into the fallopian tube to reach the uterus. Menses start getting irregular. Sex hormones estrogen and progesterone diverge from normal range.
Women with PCOD have a greater risk of developing certain complications like endometrial cancer, diabetes and cardiac dysfunctions.
PCOD starts mostly during the teenage and can surely be controlled.

How can PCOD be treated for fertility?
The reality being, PCOD being a non curative disease, you can still control the symptoms and fight infertility to get into motherhood.

  • If you are one of those women who can wait to conceive, birth control pills will surely help you control the symptoms.
  • You can seek help from anti-androgens. These help restricting the growth of male hormones.
  • Ovarian drilling can be something your doctor may want to go for. This surgery will promote ovulation.
  • There are some natural ways of controlling PCOD, where in, there might less or no medicines involved.
  • Read the label of the food that you buy. You will have to avoid saturated fats completely. Saturated fats can increase your cholesterol levels.
  • Have foods rich in fibre and less or no carbohydrates. You have to follow a diabetic diet as PCOD makes you pre-diabetic with insulin resistance.
  • Absolutely no sugar in any form and whatever you have ought to be of a low glycemic index.
  • Have small and frequent meals and have lots of water.
  • Work hard on your weight and BMI levels.
  • Choose walnuts, almonds and flaxseeds over cashews.
  • Fill your cart with lentils and pulses when you are at the supermarket.

Conception with PCOD
Severe PCOD, where in a woman has no periods at all, is an extremely rare case. For the rest of the cases, when a woman wishes to conceive, she is helped out through medication for ovulation. Clomid is most commonly used.
In more severe cases, hormonal injections are used to make the ovaries produce and release eggs. A surgical procedure called as ovarian drilling may help for conception.
Last but the most powerful option is IVF. IVF gives sure shot results and when the patients too put in all their efforts for the treatment to work, they are not too far! 
Every bad thing turns into a good thing in the end. It’s just a matter of patience.. Strive and wait for the right moment! Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother! Do not let your faith, hope and love drop down because of the obstacles you face. Maternal love is the only fuel that will make you do the impossible! Keep a track on reasons for male infertility.
Hoping that you bring the best piece of art into the world!

About the doctor
Dr. Seema Jain is a gynecologist & fertility specialist at CheQKmate, renowned Fertility & IVF Center in Pune PCMC providing support and care reasons for male infertility. Begin your journey towards parenthood with Dr. Seema Jain, Gynecologist & Fertility Specialist at CheQKmate, an advanced Fertility & IVF in Pune, PCMC. As a dedicated fertility specialist, she offers comprehensive care, ensuring tailor-made solutions. If you’re searching for the best fertility doctor in Pimple Saudagar, Pune, trust Dr. Seema Jain’s expertise. Our fertility clinic near you is committed to providing unparalleled services in a state-of-the-art facility.
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