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22 Jul 2008

I have PCOS, I have been on one cycle of Clomid but my Doctor says my body is not reacting to it. I have not ovulated.

I now need to go on the pill for three months and then have all my cysts burned.
Has anyone gone for a Laparoscopy?
What was it like? Is it sore? Will the cysts come back?
Will i menstrate normally afterwards?
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fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Twilight

The need for three months of the contraceptive pill is perhaps a bit more than I would have advised. One needs only one month of the pill before considering a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling. The current literature shows that ovarian drilling only confers benefit for the first nine months in terms of conception, beyond which, the problem will more than likely recur. In addition, the possibility of developing adhesions internally after the drilling procedure has to be considered and I would strongly advise you to discuss this with your doctor. As regards to menstruating normally afterwards, I would not be to optimistic beyond the 9-month time span.

Answered by: Dr.M.I. Cassim
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