PCOS – polycystic ovary syndrome – is a hormonal condition causing women to produce androgens in excess. This surplus of androgens causes irregular ovulation – or – even lack of ovulation. PCOS leads to infertility. If you believe you may be suffering from PCOS because you have been unable to get pregnant, be proactive and contact a leading fertility treatment specialist at Advanced Fertility Services today.
Women with PCOS have difficult getting pregnant because the condition causes irregular or absent menstrual periods. PCOS increases a woman’s risk of infertility, miscarriage, diabetes, heart disease, and uterine cancer. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of PCOS can help to treat the condition and increase your fertility.
Signs and Symptoms of PCOS
The signs and symptoms of PCOS range from very mild to severe.
- Irregular or absent menstrual periods
- Heavy and prolonged vaginal bleeding
- Oily skin with acne
- Darkening of skin pigmentation in the neck, armpits, groin
- Excessive hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, thighs
- Thinning of the hair on the crown of the head
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular problems
- High cholesterol
- Ovarian cysts
Treatment for PCOS
Although there is no cure for PCOS, the adverse effects of the condition can be lessened.
- Regular exercise
- Healthy diet
- Weight control
- Cessation of smoking
- Hormone balancing medication
These medications can help a woman to start ovulating.
Marquee Provider of PCOS Treatment
Dr. Hugh D. Melnick is a reproductive endocrinologist successfully treating patients with hormonal and fertility problems since 1976. In 1983, Dr. Melnick founded Advanced Fertility Services in New York City. Advanced Fertility Services was the City’s first free-standing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) center.
Today, the center is a renowned NYC reproductive medicine center offering all-encompassing diagnostic and reproductive treatment options for couples struggling with infertility – including PCOS and hormonal subclinical infertility.
Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.