POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)

PCOS Treatment in Shaikpet

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that is common among women in their reproductive years. This condition is characterised by infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods and excess production of a male hormone known as androgen. Early detection helps avoid the risks of complications such as diabetes and heart disease.

WHAT CAUSES PCOS?
Hormonal imbalances that cause excess production of androgen
Possible genetic link: the condition may be inherited from a parent or sibling
who also suffers from PCOS.
Higher than normal levels of insulin.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

  • Irregular Menstrual periods
  • Acne
  • Increase in androgen that causes excess facial and body hair.
  • Weight gain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Enlarged ovaries

 

ARE THERE ANY COMPLICATIONS?

  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
  • Premature birth
  • Miscarriage
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometrial cancer
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HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?

There is no definitive test to diagnose PCOS. However, our specialists will conduct a physical exam which will include checking for excess hair growth, insulin resistance and acne followed by discussing your medical history.

After this we may recommend one of the following procedures to help diagnose the PCOS:
A pelvic exam to inspect the reproductive organs for any growths or masses.
Blood tests are performed to analyse the hormone levels in your system.
An ultrasound may be performed to check the thickness of the lining in your uterus and the appearance of the ovaries.

CAN IT BE CURED?

There is no specific treatment or cure available for PCOS. Our team may recommend only a viable course of action to help control and manage or minimise the symptoms through medication and suggestions of lifestyle changes that may help lower the risk of infertility, miscarriages, diabetes and heart disease.

MEDICATION

  • Combination Birth control pills are prescribed for patients who are not planning on getting pregnant. This would help regulate the menstrual cycle, lower the male hormone levels in the body, lower the risk of endometrial cancer and correct abnormal bleeding.
  • Fertility drugs may be prescribed for women with PCOS that could aid in ovulation.

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Lifestyle suggestions to help decrease the effects of PCOS
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Limit carbohydrates
SURGERY
We may also suggest employing laparoscopic Ovarian drilling, a technique in which punctures a small portion of the ovary with a needle that carries an electrical current and as result would destroy part of the ovary and helps lower the male hormone levels in the system. This is a short-term solution and is not commonly used.