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Hum Reprod. 2003 Jul;18(7):1438-41.

Pregnancy outcome in women with PCOS and in controls matched by age and weight.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles University and the General Faculty Hospital, Apolinarska 18, Prague 2, 120 00, Czech Republic.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The aim of this study was to compare the pregnancy outcome, especially the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), in a group of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), with a group of healthy weight-matched women.

METHODS:

Retrospectively, we evaluated the pregnancies of 66 women with PCOS, who had been treated for infertility and who delivered at our department. These were compared with a group of 66 age- and weight-matched controls.

RESULTS:

We did not find any significant differences in the prevalence of pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and premature deliveries between the group of PCOS patients and the controls.

CONCLUSION:

When differences in age and weight between PCOS patients and controls are negligible, PCOS is not associated with a higher risk of pregnancy complications.

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12832369
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