PCOS and joint problems

by chloe

I was wondering if someone could tell me if its possible to have ivf treatments before the age of 23 if you have a hip problem and dont think you would be able to carry a child full term in a few years. i am 21 years old. my other half and i have not used any contraception in the last 2 years. i have also have an operation on my hip which will get progressively worse and with potential to get Juvenal arthritis. i would like to have a child no so i could do all the mum things such as play football etc.

does anyone know if its possible?

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Mar 01, 2012
PCOS and joint problems
by: Wray

Hi Chloe If you have PCOS it is possible to reverse it. It's caused by oxidative stress and high amounts of antioxidants are needed. In particular vitamin D, this is often very low. Please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Vitamin D is low in all inflammatory disorders, if you keep yours high it should prevent the arthritis, or certainly lessen it's severity. Before you consider the IVF treatment, please see our page on Pregnancy. And read these papers on ovulation induction drugs here, here and here. You would have to ask your doctor about having the IVF before you're 23. Take care Wray

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