ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) among infertile women

    Dr Rahul Chandrakant Kumbhar, Dr Asha S. Joshi
    JCDR. 2023: 1755-1759


    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder that affects reproductive-aged women and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Early diagnosis and appropriate management can improve the chances of conception in infertile women. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of PCOS among infertile women and identify demographic and clinical factors associated with PCOS and infertility. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in which 300 women diagnosed with infertility were included using convenience sampling. A structured questionnaire was used to collect demographic and clinical data, and the Rotterdam criteria were used to diagnose PCOS. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS software. Results: The study found that 40% of infertile women were diagnosed with PCOS. Among these women, the most common clinical features were menstrual irregularities, hirsutism, and acne. Women with PCOS were more likely to have a higher BMI, a family history of diabetes, and a longer duration of infertility. Conclusion: This study highlights the need for increased awareness, early diagnosis, and appropriate management of PCOS in infertile women to improve fertility outcomes. The high prevalence of PCOS among infertile women underscores the importance of screening for PCOS in all women presenting with infertility. Further research is needed to identify effective strategies for screening, diagnosis, and management of PCOS among infertile women. Overall, this study contributes to our understanding of the prevalence and associated factors of PCOS among infertile women, providing insights into the management of infertility in this population. Keywords: polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertile women.


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