Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Although often overlooked, it is estimated that 10% of women of childbearing age may suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, known as PCOS.

This condition affects fertility due to a hormonal imbalance that leads to problems in the ovaries, making ovulation difficult.

Currently, it is considered one of the most common causes of infertility in women. Its symptoms include menstrual delays, irregular or spaced-out cycles, weight gain, elevated levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and sometimes insulin resistance and diabetes.

At URCrea, we have a specialized unit for the treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

How is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome diagnosed?

Diagnosis involves reviewing the medical history, conducting hormonal analyses, detailed medical examination, and ultrasounds.

Ultrasound reveals the typical appearance of ovaries with multiple follicles, characteristic of the syndrome.

This disorder may be linked to overweight or obesity, a certain degree of facial and body hair, high levels of androgens and insulin, and sometimes hypertension.

How is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome treated?

Treatment is personalized according to each case.

However, some general measures include:

  • Weight reduction to regulate the menstrual cycle and improve the chances of pregnancy.
  • Medication to promote ovulation.
  • In complex cases, In Vitro Fertilization is considered.
  • In severe situations, surgery may be recommended. This involves small incisions and perforations in the ovaries using laser to restore ovulation temporarily.
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