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PCOS Period Problems & Ovulation

Many women with PCOS ovulate irregularly or not at all due to an imbalance of hormones.

PCOS Period Problems & Ovulation
PCOS Ovulation

Tracking ovulation with PCOS

If your periods either re-establish or become much more regular, with a reasonable cycle length, that is a good indication that ovulation is occurring. Being aware of your body can be helpful.

Copious, clear cervical mucus is a good indication that ovulation is imminent. Ovulation pain, mid-cycle or mittleschmerz is another indicator.

You could always try using an ovulation test, which is based on detecting the mid-cycle LH surge that occurs just before ovulation.

How to induce ovulation with PCOS naturally

As only about 20% of women with PCOS ovulate, it is very important that those women who may not be ovulating to seek appropriate treatment. You may wish to your GP or Fertility Specialist.

There are also supplements you can take to induce ovulation, like Inofolic Alpha which are evidence based supplements backed by healthcare professionals.

Other health risks of PCOS

If you are not having any periods and suffer from PCOS then you are more at risk of endometrial cancer, the most commonly diagnosed uterine cancer.

This is because the hormone imbalances caused by PCOS can result in abnormal amounts of oestrogen which is a problem if progesterone levels are too low, the endometrium becomes very thick and the cells are altered.

This can cause a precancerous condition known as endometrial hyperplasia, which is the precursor to the development of cancer. You should consult your doctor for treatment and lifestyle advice if you are not having periods.

Signs of ovulation in PCOS

Ovulation is often indicated by the following signs:

PCOS Ovulation FAQs