If pelvic pain, irregular periods, or infertility negatively affect your quality of life, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) might be to blame. Highly trained gynecologic experts at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, can detect and treat PCOS to relieve unpleasant symptoms. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about your options.
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a gynecological condition in which your ovaries produce excess androgen, which is a male hormone. PCOS can increase your risk of ovarian cysts and unpleasant or embarrassing symptoms. Contact Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, at the first sign of PCOS.
PCOS can contribute to the following symptoms in women:
With PCOS, you’re at risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. If you have family members with PCOS or are obese, your risk of developing PCOS increases.
To determine if PCOS is causing your symptoms and develop a treatment plan, your provider at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, asks about your medical history, symptoms, and menstrual cycle. They complete a pelvic exam and evaluate you for excess hair growth, acne, and insulin resistance.
Your provider might recommend you undergo an ultrasound, blood tests, or other diagnostic tests to make a final diagnosis.
There’s no cure for PCOS, but treatments can reduce symptoms and give you a better quality of life. Your gynecologist might recommend:
Getting more exercise, eating a healthy diet, and losing weight if you’re overweight can reduce unpleasant symptoms associated with PCOS.
Taking birth control pills can help normalize your periods, clear up acne, reduce male hormone levels within your body, and diminish excessive hair growth.
Laser hair removal, waxing, or other hair removal methods can destroy hair follicles and reduce unwanted facial or body hair growth. Your provider might recommend multiple treatments to give you the best outcome.
If you have infertility associated with PCOS and would like to become pregnant, your provider might suggest you take medications, undergo surgical procedures, or try in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Ovarian drilling is a laparoscopic procedure that uses a laser or electrocautery to destroy androgen-producing tissues in your ovaries. The procedure can aid in weight loss, reduce excessive hair growth, help regulate menstruation, reduce acne, and restore fertility.
Don’t live with embarrassing or unpleasant PCOS symptoms when treatment can offer you long-lasting relief. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, by phone or online today.