Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that is common among women of reproductive age. Symptoms of period irregularity, pelvic pain, and hair growth can cause aggravation on a regular basis. Luckily, it is a treatable condition. Dr. Daniel Kushner is dedicated to reliving the tiresome symptoms of PCOS and providing an improvement in your health and physical appearance. To get your health back, call or click to book an appointment at his office, Daniel Kushner, MD, in White Plains and Queens, New York.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused by an imbalance of hormones and affects one in ten women during their childbearing years. It can affect your health and appearance, but it is a treatable condition. It is a common cause of infertility and ovarian cysts.
With PCOS, the ovaries are affected by the imbalance of hormones. This causes the ovary to develop an abnormal cyst or possibly not release the egg as it should. This results in missed or irregular menstrual periods.
Any woman, once she’s passed puberty, can get PCOS. Most women with PCOS only find out when they are trying to get pregnant and start experiencing symptoms or complications. It affects all races and is more common in those who have mothers, aunts or sisters with PCOS.
PCOS may affect your general health and can include symptoms such as:
It’s important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor so that treatment can be considered and infertility can be avoided.
Since there is not a single test to diagnose PCOS, your doctor will discuss your medical history with you and may perform a few of the following options to pinpoint the condition. These tests include:
Dr. Kushner will take into account the results of these tests and consider your symptoms to make a diagnosis.
If you are diagnosed with PCOS, there are a number of medicines and lifestyle changes that can be recommended to relieve symptoms.
Factors such as your health history, lifestyle, plans for children and current symptoms all play an important role in selecting treatment. Please don’t hesitate to give Dr. Kushner a call or book an appointment online to find out more about PCOS and treatment options.