PCOS01 Oct 2015, by Uncategorized in
PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, means at its simplest that your ovaries have a hard time releasing a mature egg during ovulation. The egg may be stuck in a fluid-filled sac, called a cyst, on the ovary’s surface. As the number of cysts build up, they can enlarge the ovary, creating feelings of pressure in your lower abdomen.
Common symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular or infrequent periods (more than 35 days apart)
- Excess hair growth on the face and other areas of the body
- Lower back or abdominal pain on one side
- Cysts on your ovaries that show up on a scan
Along with any of the above symptoms, you may experience:
- weight gain,
- high blood sugar,
- darkening of your skin in the folds (armpits, neck and groin),
- Infertility or difficulty getting pregnant.
Consulting with Dr. Marnie she would choose the best approach for you; they may include:
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