Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in the ovaries. PCOS affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.
Symptoms of PCOS
· Irregular menstrual cycle. PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods.
· Hirsutism -Too much hair on the face, chin, or parts of the body where men usually have hair.
· Acne on the face, chest, and upper back
· Thinning hair of hair loss on the scalp, male pattern baldness
· Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
· Darkening of the skin, particularly along neck creases, in the groin, and underneath breasts
· Skin tags, which are small excess flaps of skin the armpits or neck area.
There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. To help diagnose PCOS and rule out other causes of your symptoms, a complete medical history and physical exam may be needed.
How is PCOS treated
There is no cure for PCOS, but you can manage symptoms of PCOS. We will work with you on a treatment plan based on your symptoms, your plans for having children, and possible risk of long-term health problems such as diabetes.