Women affected with PCOS or the ovarian cyst syndrome suffer from infertility as their ovaries get filled up with numerous small cystic structures measuring around 2 to 9 mm in diameter. This often causes ovulation problems as well. In sharp contrast, in a typical menstrual cycle where ovulation takes place, the size of a mature follicle, which is also a cystic structure, is found to be of 18 to 28 mm in diameter.
The infertility rate with PCOS is rather high with the result that, women may find it difficult to conceive, which however, may be corrected with the help of appropriate treatment.
As a matter of fact, the aim of the treatment modality is to see that the woman can ovulate. However, therapies differ from one woman to another as no single pill can cure all the ills. For instance, treatment for infertility required for an overweight teenager will greatly differ from that meant for a matured lady of 35.
Leaving aside minor details, PCOS fertility treatment consist of (1) Clomid, (2) Femara (Letrozole), (3) Metformin, (4) Inject able Gonadotropin, (5) Insulin sensitizer in combination with Gonadotropin therapy, (6) Laparoscopic ovarian drilling and (7) IVF - In Vitro Fertilization.
Incidentally, Laparoscopic ovarian drilling , in which a minute sterilized needle is used to puncture the ovary and electric current (approximately of 40 wattage) is passed through it, proves to be quite effective in making the patient ovulate impulsively. And once ovulation takes place, pregnancy is a definite possibility.
While there are many conventional treatments for PCOS and natural PCOS treatments as well to help the woman conceive, the problem is, the cyst will almost always return and this can cause problems even when she is pregnant. This happens because the reasons why the cyst got formed remains. Holistic remedies on the other hand treat the root causes and eradicate them. Thus, the cyst never returns.