Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common conditions affecting women’s ovarian function. Polycystic ovaries contain a large number of underdeveloped sacs in which eggs develop, but the sacs are unable to release the eggs so ovulation will not occur.
PCOS is often not diagnosed until the woman is trying to have a baby, because many women do not experience symptoms.
The exact cause is unknown, although it is often hereditary, and is also related to abnormal hormone levels in the body.
The exact treatment recommended will depend on whether you are planning to have a baby or not. If you are planning to have a baby, your gynaecologist will treat the PCOS for fertility purposes. However, if you are not planning to have a baby, the treatments recommended will focus on your symptoms. Some examples are:
If you are concerned, please book an appointment with Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.