“Ovarian drilling” – such a scary term for a surgical procedure for women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and yet when it was explained to me by Professor Teksen from IVF Turkey, it didn’t sound so scary after all
Here is a brief summary of our conversation:
What is Laparoscopic ovarian drilling?
Though the name sounds quite gruesome, it basically means doing a keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) and making tiny holes in the ovary (four to five in each ovary).
How does this procedure help women with PCOS?
Women with PCOS usually have higher levels of testosterone that can then lead to irregular menstrual periods and infertility.
Ovarian drilling works by breaking through the thick outer surface of the ovaries and lowering the amount of testosterone made by the ovaries. This can help the ovaries release an egg each month and start regular monthly menstrual cycles. This may make it easier to get pregnant.
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