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Middle East Fertility Society Journal
Middle East Fertility Society
ISSN: 1110-5690
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005, pp. 116-124
Bioline Code: mf05022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005, pp. 116-124

 en Ultrasonically diagnosed polycystic ovaries in asymptomatic women with normal hormonal profile does not affect their fecundity
Amal Shohayeb, Amany Shaltout, Adel Farouk, Mohamed Eid, Mona Mostafa, Akmal Elmazny


Objective: To evaluate the effect on fertility of ultrasonically diagnosed polycystic ovaries in asymptomatic women with normal basal hormonal profile.
Design: Case - control Study.
Stetting: Samir Abbas Medical Center.
Patient(s): Women with ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries and women with normal ovaries.
Intervention(s): Three dimensional ultrasound to evaluate ovarian volume and morphological features of polycystic ovaries.
Main outcome Measure (s): Time to pregnancy (TTP) of both groups.
Results: The TTP of women with polycystic ovaries was not significantly longer and they were not more likely to be subfertile than women with normal ovaries (6.7±3.2 versus 8.1±3.3 years respectively).
Conclusion: Without symptoms or endocrine disturbances of polycystic ovarian syndrome, polycystic ovarian appearance has shown not to have significant detrimental effect on fertility. Appearances alone are not indicative of the clinical or endocrine features associated with the syndrome, and additional diagnostic criteria should be considered

Infertility, polycystic ovaries, polycystic ovarian syndrome, three dimensional ultrasonography.

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