Is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) hereditary?

 

Video Transcript:

It is definitely heritable and familial but we don’t have any idea of genetic cause.

But let me tell you about PCOS because there’s a lot of confusion about that amongst the doctors that are practicing infertility. It’s simply related to how many eggs you’re born with. And of course, we do think that it’s genetic and probably related to gene dosage on the X chromosome. So we can treat it very easily with IVF. To make sure we don’t get hyper simulations and germinate multiple babies, we do IVF. We freeze the extra embryos and it’s actually a pleasure to treat PCOS. It’s very very easy and it’s not as complicated as some people think it is.

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