Hello Dr,

I have pcos and I am 40 years old. I have an 8 year old and over the years, I’ve been through 7 rounds of timed intercourse with ovidrel with no success. My doctor is recommending a round of IUI next with injectibles (rekovelle in lower doses) before moving onto a round or 2 of ivf.

My mom is a breast cancer survivor (estrogen positive) and having pcos, myself I’m concerned about the use of fertility drugs (ovidrel and other injectibles) and the risk of developing ovarian cancer. As mentioned I’ve taken ovidrel almost 8 times and will be stimulated further with stronger meds for IUI and ivf in the months to come. Can you please shed some light on this? I have been reading multiple studies some saying there is a risk and others saying there is no/minimal risk.