Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

When the ovaries produce excessive androgen amounts (male sex hormones), which are usually just present in women in tiny amounts, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) occurs. Several fluid-filled sacs then form in the ovaries. PCOS and insulin resistance are closely linked. You may also be more at risk of PCOS when your mother or daughter has it.

Symptoms:

  • Missed, irregular, or very light periods
  • Excess body hair
  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Skin tags in the armpits or neck
  • Large or cyst-filled ovaries
  • Patches of dark or thick skin under the breasts, in the back of the neck, and in the armpits
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How Health Consult Can Help

Health Consult diagnoses PCOS through blood tests or ultrasound scans. For women who want to be pregnant, treatment includes medications that can cause ovulation and a change in diet and activity. Whilst for women who don’t want to be pregnant, they may be recommended birth control pills, diabetes medications, and certain medications to treat their other symptoms.



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