Polycystic ovary syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome

It is a treatable disorder, which is usually associated with hormonal alterations, which can cause changes in the menstrual cycle, cysts in the ovaries, difficulty in becoming pregnant, among others.

75% of women who suffer from this syndrome may have infertility.

Each case is different

Symptoms such as sterility, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), diabetes, appearance of hair in areas of men (beard and chest), acne, obesity and pelvic pain, may be warning signs. The treatment varies according to the causes and needs of the patient, because although it can be controlled, there is no definitive cure.

Timely diagnosis

It is vital that the patient is advised from its initial state, in order to prevent subsequent diseases, such as high blood pressure and lipid profile disorder. Likewise, during pregnancy, it is likely that the woman suffering from this disorder tends to present with gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.

7% of women will suffer polycystic ovarian syndrome during the course of their life.

Keep in mind

The disorder is detected through a transvaginal ultrasound, which serves to examine the ovaries accurately and deeply.

On many occasions, it is diagnosed in women between 20 and 30 years old. The symptoms may
present from childhood.

If an adequate treatment is not carried out, it increases the risk of endometrial cancer, due to the homonal alterations.

Advisor Eugenio Escobar, obstetrician