08 Apr Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling for PCOS
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes the imbalance in the female sex hormones. This can lead to changes in menstrual cycle, an appearance of tiny cysts in the ovaries, trouble conceiving and various other problems.
Eggs typically grow in tiny fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries called cysts. As each egg becomes mature, the follicle containing it breaks open to release it. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) interferes with this process. The ovaries of women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal levels of the male hormone androgen, which stops follicles from breaking open and releasing their eggs that results in irregular periods, infertility (due to irregularities in egg production mechanism) and other symptoms like acne, excessive facial and body hair growth etc.
Signs and symptoms of PCOS
You may experience one of the following symptoms if you are suffering from PCOS.
- Irregular or missing periods
- Hair and skin problems
- Pelvic pain
- Disturbance in the menstrual cycle
Your gynecologist can help determine the best treatment for you based on your medical history.
What is Laparoscopic ovarian drilling?
Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is a surgical treatment that can trigger ovulation (egg production) in women who are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility due to disturbances in egg production mechanism. This can be an option of treatment for women who are not ovulating after losing weight and trying medicines for fertility.
Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is done using small incisions on the abdomen under general anesthesia. Surgical instruments are inserted through the small incisions on the abdomen. Then with the help of a thin telescope the surgeon can view the internal organs and with the help of electrocautery small punctures are made in the ovaries and the cysts are drained. It may sound scary but the process is very simple and has very effective results. Ovarian drilling breaks through the ovary’s thick outer layer destroy small portions of it and boost fertility. After this procedure, testosterone production decreases and a woman ovulates regularly.
So, if you have been diagnosed with PCOS and if other treatments are not working for you then ovarian drilling is certainly the next option.
It is very essential to work with your doctor to outline a plan for your treatment. At TriveniObs and Gyn Clinic we help you in dealing with infertility and hormonal disturbances associated with PCOD using a holistic approach(diet & weight regulation, medicines and surgery) and have achieved excellent results and satisfactory outcomes for couples seeking our advice.