Complications and Outcome of Pregnancy in Infertile PCOS Patients

R Hassanzahraei, M Janighorban


BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disturbance that has numerous implications
for general health and fertility. It is the most common cause of ovulatory disturbance, leading to infertility and
probably, pregnancy loss. This study evaluated the complications and outcome of pregnancy in women with polycystic
ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
METHODS: The course and outcome of 47 singleton pregnancy in women with well-documented PCOS were compared
with those in 100 healthy controls.
RESULTS: The incidence of an abnormal glucose-challenge test, gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy induced
hypertension were significantly increased in pregnant women with PCOS (P<0.05)
CONCLUSION: Women with PCOS were at increased risk of gestational diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension.
KEY WORDS: polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, Pregnancy Complications.

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