Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS is a condition which may be associated with irregular or absent menstrual cycles, evidence of hyperandrogenism (e.g. unwanted hair growth, or high testosterone or other androgens in the blood) and polycystic-appearing ovaries on ultrasound evaluation.
If you suspect you have PCOS, we will discuss the criteria needed to make the diagnosis, the conditions which mimic PCOS and which must be ruled out, a test of conditions which are associated with PCOS (e.g. diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels), and the treatments available (e.g. lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, ovulation induction for fertility treatment, or medicinal treatments specific for unwanted hair growth or menstrual cycle irregularity).