Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine
and hormonal disorder that is incurable but treatable and manageable by a
competent Fertility Centre.
Polycystic ovary syndrome can start as early as at the onset of puberty and is
one of the biggest factors of infertility in women requiring Female Fertility Treatment.
PCOS can manifest itself from puberty itself depending on
genetic factors. If one or more close blood relative is suffering from PCOS then it is necessary
to get the teenagers assessed for PCOS as early as possible because early diagnosis can help
stimulate fertility, normalise menstrual cycles, and protect against PCOS-related risks such
as diabetes, ovarian cancer symptoms, heart disease and endometrial cancer.
criteria for PCOS diagnosis: Irregular periods and no ovulation
is a symptom caused due to a hormonal imbalance. Consequently, some women with PCOS will have irregular
periods like multiple times in a month, once every few months, or not at all.
Periods, often times, can be heavy and painful. Basically,
if a woman has 8 or fewer menstrual cycles per year, then she could be a case
The main cause of infertility is the lack of ovulation or release of an
egg from the ovary. For women with PCOS and who are overweight, a controlled
diet coupled with exercise can restore ovulation without medications. Medication
may be required in other cases.
Other symptoms and manifestations of PCOS:
of the skin in the folds of neck, upper/inner thighs, under breasts, between
hyperplasia -- is a symptom, resulting from the lack of ovulation,
cholesterol and triglycerides
early extra hair growth
weight gain - can entail in irregular periods
risk for cardiovascular disease
or lack of ovulation
Signs to look out for:
- Unnatural hair growth under chin, and
- Stubborn Acne
- Body weight
- Irregularities in the ovaries-by
ultra sound or physical check
Treatment for PCOS
For Women with PCOS, wanting to conceive and desiring to be mothers have to resort to medical interventions by Fertility Centre in order to get pregnant and to avoid complications associated with the disease. Generally treatment involves diet, exercise and medication. In cases where medication is ineffective the fertility centres have other services like
Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
- Quality of life
Quality of life
Impaired quality of life from body image causes negative
effects such as fatigue, disturbed sleep, and poor eating habits. And there is
growing evidence that mood swings, mostly acute depression are common in PCOS
Additionally, most PCOS women feel emotionally and
psychologically low, unfeminine, and embarrassed due to unwanted hair growth.
Empathising how a woman feels about her body image and help to improve the
perception is an essential component for any management treatment plan.
There is no single test to diagnose PCOS, despite being such a common disorder, Doctors have to co-relate symptoms, blood tests, a physical exam, and sometimes a pelvic ultrasound to determine PCOS diagnosis. Juhi Fertility Centre has all the expertise in diagnosing PCOS, treatment and advice for infertility. Visit us today!