PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects women during their reproductive years. PCOS is a gynecological condition resulting in prolonged menstruation and higher levels of androgens, or male hormones.
Most cases of PCOS involve that ovaries developing follicles or small collections of fluid buildup that impede the proper release of eggs.
The cause of PCOS isn’t exactly clear. Some factors appear to play a part, such as:
PCOS can lead to a number of complications, including:
The symptoms of PCOS include:
The symptoms of PCOS usually happen during puberty or the first menstrual cycle. PCOS can occur later and has been associated with excess weight gain.
Your Liberty Women OB/GYN provider usually diagnoses PCOS with effective methods, such as:
You will also be sent for blood work to detect certain hormone levels and other important and indicative factors.
What are the treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome? The physicians at Liberty Women OB/GYN offer various treatments and ways to manage PCOS, such as:
Treatment is centered around managing your individual concerns, such as obesity or acne. Lifestyle changes paired with the right medications will make a difference in your PCOS treatment.
If you have symptoms of PCOS, please book your appointment online or call our office today.