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:
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, 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?
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?
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.