Most women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS don’t even know that they have it ,and do not get a diagnosis until they begin trying to get pregnant.
To identify the prevalence of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) among infertile women attending the Institute of Embryo Research and Infertility Treatment in AL-KadhymiaBaghdad, and to identify some of the common characteristics of infertile women with PCOS and others without PCOS .
A cross sectional study was conducted for about four months,during which a review of records of all the women attending the Institute during the year 2010 (six hundred women) .
Results showed that the most common factors of infertility in infertile women is the PCOS, PCOS had a higher frequency among women aged 20-29 years, Slightly higher frequency of diabetes mellitus and hypertension among them than other group. higher frequency of acne & hirsutism among the PCOS cases than other causes group, and a higher frequency of increased prolactin level& LH level in the PCOS cases.
PCOS infertility comprises more than one fourth of causes of infertility and is associated mainly with primary infertility & among younger age group(20-29years) .