The term Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is used for defining a series of problems related to cysts in the ovaries that hamper the menstrual cycle of the women. Also, called as PCOS, there are small cyst like growth in the ovaries and related areas. As a result, it is difficult for women to get pregnant. Symptoms of PCOS range from very heavy periods with acute bleeding to absence of bleeding in many cases. Weight gain, hormonal changes and even bloating occur.
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis by a gynaecologist includes an ultrasound to check for cysts and also tumours in the ovaries. Adding to this, tissue test and biopsy are done to.
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no fixed treatment or remedy for PCOS except surgeries in cases where there are to many cysts. Besides this, hormonal therapy is also given to patients. Women are advised to lead healthier lifestyles, exercising and losing weight is suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
That PCOS can lead to diabetes or other complications in women if left untreated?