Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a disease that interferes with a woman’s reproductive system. Due to a hormonal imbalance, there are a number of unwanted side effects including irregular periods, difficulty ovulating, facial hair growth, and weight gain. The cost to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome depends on if a women wants to get pregnant or is simply trying to manage her symptoms.
Treatment for PCOS
If pregnancy is not an immediate goal, the first step to treating PCOS is through diet and exercise. Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is important for managing symptoms as well as preventing escalation into other diseases such as diabetes. Many women with PCOS are overweight and find that when they lose weight, their hormones return to normal levels.
When diet and exercise is not enough, your doctor may prescribe birth control to regulate hormones and to resume a normal monthly period.
Getting Pregnant with PCOS
Women with PCOS often have difficulty becoming pregnant. The best way to address this is through fertility treatment. Fertility medication may be used to balance hormone levels in order to ovulate regularly.
Commonly, PCOS fertility issues are treated with IVF, a procedure that can address both male and female fertility issues. At New Hope, cycles are below the average cost of IVF in NYC. This cost includes all of the procedures necessary during IVF including monitoring, egg harvesting, and embryo transfer.
In addition to the cost of treatment, there is a cost for fertility medication. Depending on your needs, the cost of medication can range from $100 - $5,000. Women with PCOS often benefit from Mini IVF, a protocol that uses small doses of fertility medication. This helps to avoid developing OHSS, a painful side effect of overstimulated ovaries.
For your out of pocket cost to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome, contact the fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank you.