PCOS Treatment

PCOS Treatment

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility, affecting more than 10 million women around the world. With the help of Dr. Madanes and the expert staff at Midwest Fertility Center, women with PCOS can conceive healthy, happy babies.

If you live in the Chicago or Northwest Indiana area and are concerned about PCOS, you can pick up the phone or book online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Madanes today.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility, affecting more than 10 million women around the world. With the help of Dr. Madanes and the expert staff at Midwest Fertility Center, women with PCOS can conceive healthy, happy babies.

If you live in the Chicago or Northwest Indiana area and are concerned about PCOS, you can pick up the phone or book online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Madanes today.

FAQs

PCOS Q&A with Dr. Amos E. Madanes

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) disrupts your regular menstrual cycle and healthy ovulation, preventing eggs from developing or releasing as it should every month. As a result, ovarian cysts can result. The cysts may either go away on their own or require surgical removal.

PCOS primarily involves two hormones:

Insulin

According to current medical findings, PCOS is correlated with metabolic syndrome that lead to insulin resistance, resulting in the overproduction of insulin in the body. High levels of insulin may interfere with ovarian function, cause increased androgen secretion, and increase your risk for developing adult-onset diabetes.

Androgens

Androgens, primarily male hormones, are sometimes produced by females. Women with PCOS have more androgens than is average preventing ovulation and resulting in symptoms such as facial hair, acne, and irregular periods.

How is PCOS diagnosed?
Diagnosing PCOS is critical. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea, and endometrial cancer are all linked to PCOS. Pregnant women with PCOS are also at a higher risk for problems during pregnancy and delivery.

Dr. Madanes can order hormone tests and perform a sonogram to look at your ovaries, along with conducting a full metabolic syndrome assessment before confirming a diagnosis of PCOS.

How is PCOS treated for pregnancy?
If you have PCOS it does not mean you can not get pregnant. Women with PCOS who want to have children are first treated with medication to help with insulin resistance, followed by prescriptions, and finally IVF.

Every case of PCOS is unique. Dr. Madanes works with each patient to develop the best treatment plan available based on specific fertility issues. To discuss PCOS and how it relates to infertility, schedule an appointment with the Midwest Fertility Center by calling or using the convenient online request tool.

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