Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS, often mischaracterized as a hormonal imbalance causing obesity, is a serious hormonal disorder that, if untreated, can lead to infertility, uterine cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

PCOS is a condition that is often dubbed as a ‘hormonal imbalance problem’ that causes obesity. It is in fact a serious hormonal disorder that if not treated and control, may result in infertility, cancer of the uterus and cardiovascular disease later on.

What You Should Know About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Our PCOS Services

  • Full medical and menstrual history taking
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound Scan of the pelvis (the uterus & the ovaries)
  • Hormonal profile
  • Lipid profile
  • Screening for Diabetes Mellitus
  • Assessment of metabolic syndrome & insulin resistance
  • Assessment of fertility and treatment of infertility
  • Risk assessment and monitoring  of cardiovascular diseases
  • Treatment of Acne and oily skin
  • Weight loss counseling
  • Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling for resistant PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine and hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. Studies shows about 1 in 10-15 women (5-6%) women in reproductive age are affected by PCOS. It may begin as early as in the teenage years, soon after the 1st period or it can also manifest much later.

What are the symptoms and signs of PCOS?

  • Irregular and scanty period (less than 8 x per year)
  • Increased facial hair, acne and oily skin
  • Polycystic ovaries on ultrasound
  • Unable to conceive (infertility)
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity

We aim to provide a holistic approach to the management of PCOS. Women in different age groups will have different needs. Management issues to consider include the following:

1. regulation of menstrual cycles
2.treatment of subfertility issues

  • ovulation induction with medical/ hormonal treatment
  • laparoscopic ovarian drilling

3. treatment of excessive hairiness/ hirsutism
4. weight loss programmes
5. screening and prevention of long term complications such as diabetes and hypertension

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