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Bariatric Surgery & Obesity Related Infertility –
The most common obesity-related complications that come in mind are diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.
However, there is also a strong association between obesity and infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of anovulation, represents an important link between obesity and infertility
Although PCOS embodies a wide spectrum of disease with unclear pathophysiology, it is commonly defined as oligoor anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries by ultrasound.
At least half of women with PCOS are obese and thus require special attention.
The effects of weight loss through bariatric surgery on fertility and childbirth outcomes have been a subject of interest and results are preliminarily promising.
Although bariatric surgery is not a treatment for infertility, many females who were previously u