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PCOS - Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:17:32 PM »
Polycystic ovaries (multiple tiny ovarian cysts) easily recognized by ultrasound imaging.
-Lack of normal ovulation (anovulation).
-Hirsutism, acne oily skin complexion caused by elevated levels of male hormones (androgens).
-Obesity and insulin resistance (affecting about 50% of women with PCOS). High insulin level (insulin resistance) can trigger excess male hormone production by the ovaries, interfere with normal egg production and cause in infertility.
It can be diagnosed by Ultrasound and Laparoscopy.
Treatment:Women who do not wish to conceive,the treatment involves regulation of the menstrual cycle using oral contraceptive pills in combination with testosterone blocking agent.If facial hirsutism or acne is a problem, your physician may also recommend using an insulin sensitizing agent such as Metformin as a first-line therapy
Several treatment options are available women who are planning to conceive.
-Laparoscopic ovarian drilling
-Ovulation inducing medications