Objective Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive age women. The clinical symptoms of PCOS vary with female age, as older women tend to have lower hyperandrogenic symptoms and many regain regular cycles. In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of PCOS among older women referred for fertility care, describe their clinical characteristics, and compare their reproductive outcomes to those of matched control group. Methods A retrospective study conducted at a single reproductive center. All women aged ≥ 40, who were referred for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), between the years 2011–2015 were screened for possible inclusion. The PCOS diagnosis (was) made based on the Rotterdam criteria. The reproductive outcomes of the PCOS group were compared to those of matched control with tubal infertility. Results During the study period, 1427 women, aged 40 years and over, underwent a total of 2124 IVF cycles. Of these, 72 (5%) women were diagnosed with PCOS. In 69 (95.6%), the PCOS diagnosis was made by a combination of polycystic ovary morphology (PCOM) and anovulation. Compared to women with tubal factor infertility, women with PCOS needed lower doses of gonadotropins, had higher number of retrieved oocytes (16.6 vs. 10.4) and higher number of cycles with embryo
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 30, 2017
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