Case study ( 2246 views as of February 21, 2017 )
Rebecca is a 33 year old woman who has had difficulty achieving a pregnancy. She and her partner have been trying to get pregnant without use of any contraception for one year and have been unsuccessful. She was seen by her family physician and tests were organized. Her testosterone levels were mildly elevated and it was suggested that she might have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She was referred to a fertility clinic.
The specialists organized a few more hormonal tests and a pelvic ultrasound and confirmed the diagnosis of PCOS. Fertility options were discussed including medications (clomiphene) and other fertility treatment options.
Rebecca could also benefit from recommendations from her pharmacist. It is important to utilize lifestyle options such as yoga, considering nutritional counseling to improve outcomes and activity levels and general well-being.Author: Dr. Sabrina Gill