Polycystic Ovarian Disease

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that causes a woman's hormones to be unbalanced. It may cause enlarged ovaries, affecting fertility and menstrual cycles.

 

Symptoms

  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Excess hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs or toes
  • Smaller breast size
  • Deeper voice
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Depression
  • Infertility

 

Diagnosis

  • Pelvic examination
  • Blood tests
  • Thyroid function tests
  • Fasting glucose tests
  • Lipid level tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Pelvic laparoscopy
  • Biopsy

 

Treatments

  • Hormonal birth control
  • Medications
  • Surgery

TREATMENT LOCATIONS

Our doctors at Houston Methodist specialize in gynecology care at the following convenient locations: