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Obese Women Turning to Bariatric Surgery to Boost Fertility

Fox 31,  Feb 28, 2012

Amanda Tyacke is finally pregnant, something she never thought she’d be. Amanda hasn’t always been healthy. Most of her life she was severely overweight, weighing more than 300 pounds. She had fertility issues and was told losing weight may help her, so she took action. About six years ago Amanda had a gastric band placed around the upper part of her stomach so that she would feel full with less food. She lost 100 pounds. Then last May she switched to a gastric bypass and lost another 45 pounds. She had given up on having a baby when something shocking happened. During an ultrasound checking for a hernia, she was told she was pregnant. Amanda and her husband are thrilled and believe her weight loss is what did the trick.

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Hi Marian, Many studies show that PCOS improves with healthy diet and exercise. You might consider talking to a fertility doctor who specializes in symptom management for PCOS. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we can help you connect with a PCOS specialist in your area. Best, Kim

i have already gone through the fertility actions, i am now 55 and severly overweight still. my question is if i have my ovarys removed would that get rid of my pocs and would i be able to lose the weight than?

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