PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is a health problem that occurs when you have enlarged ovaries that contains small groups of fluid. This health problem affects the hormonal level of a woman badly. Usually, the women ages from 15 to 44 years are having this health issue. According to an estimate, almost 70% of the women have this disease but they aren’t aware of it and they are never diagnosed. A clear diagnosis is necessary so that you may get the treatment. Our expert doctors emphasize the importance of screening so that you may get to know the problem in the initial stages. In this way, you can also prevent the disease. We are working on spreading awareness and we want you to do your part in it and support the cause.
We have gathered the information from our highly skilled doctor and write this piece of information so that it can help you in clarifying different aspects regarding PCOS. Further, you may contact us anytime and get benefit from our consultation in case of any query. We are considered as one of the best clinics when it comes to the treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Dubai. Read this article till the end to clear your viewpoint.
What Are Causes?
The exact cause of the PCOS is still not known by the doctors but they believe that following are the causes.
- High inflammation
- Insulin resistance
What Are The Symptoms?
Following are some of the observable symptoms that reveal that you may have PCOS. Hence, these risk factors are able to decrease if diagnosed early.
- Heavy bleeding
- Darkening of your skin
- Excessive hair growth
- Male-pattern baldness
- Weight gain
- Irregular periods
How PCOS Affects Your Body?
This health problem affects our body badly by making an intense change in our hormones. In fact, it may affect the fertility and other important aspects of the personality. Following are some of the effects you may get as a result of suffering from PCOS.
- Endometrial cancer
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep apnea
How Is It Diagnosed?
Screening tests are used to monitor your health condition. You should go for the screening tests even if you have observed any symptom or not. If the problem is diagnosed in the initial stage, it will be helpful to treat without any difficulty. The more level of severity increases, the more it would be difficult to treat the problem. Our doctors will take your medical history and perform some specific tests in order to reach a result. Following is a list of the tests that our doctors may prescribe you.
- Pelvic exam
- Vaginal ultrasound
- Blood tests
No specific preparation is required for the above-mentioned tests. However, our doctors will guide you in the initial consultation if there would be any such requirement. Normally, you need to follow the below guidelines when going for tests.
- Wear loose & comfortable clothes.
- Don’t panic.
- Don’t take the stress.
- Trust your doctor.
- Intake all prescribed medicines on time (if any).
The procedure of the test may vary from one test to the other. You need to trust your doctor as we do care about confidentiality. Also, we keep your satisfaction at our priority. We will discuss the procedure before starting it.
On the basis of the results of your tests, our doctors will let you know further healthcare plan. You need to care after screening tests as per instructions of your doctor. Why?? It will be helpful for you to treat your problem in an effective way and get better results. On the other hand, if you don’t need a treatment then it will assist you in prevention.
Common Medical Treatments
- Birth control
- Hair removal medicines
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome FAQ’s
Is PCOS a serious problem?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a serious problem but it’s not life-threatening. However, PCOS can lead to life-threatening diseases. These diseases include endometrial cancer, diabetes type II, liver inflammation, and many more.
How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?
There are two ways to know if you have polycystic ovary syndrome.
· Irregular Periods.
· Extra hair facial hair growth and pattern baldness show higher levels of androgens. Androgens are male hormones that can indicate PCOS in women.
How do you get polycystic ovary syndrome?
The actual cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is still unknown. However, doctors believe that higher level of androgens (male hormones) can prevent ovaries from making eggs. Resistance from insulin, inflammation and genetics cause excess androgen production in women.
Are polycystic ovaries painful?
Polycystic ovaries are not painful. Other things may cause pelvic pain but it has nothing to do with polycystic ovary syndrome. Pain in the ovary is mainly caused by ovulation or cyst formation. Large cysts cause more pain.
How can I test myself for PCOS?
You cannot test yourself for PCOS, because no single test can diagnose it. Even doctors have to rely on multiple tests to identify PCOS. blood tests, pelvic ultrasound, and physical examination are effective ways to identify PCOS.
Schedule A Consultation
You should schedule an initial consultation before getting any treatment. You may wonder why initial consultation is highly recommended by all medical experts. It’s considered important because this session provides a source of understanding to both patient and the doctor. Our doctor will get your medical history, provides you information regarding the treatment, answer your queries, clear your viewpoint by providing your realistic expectations, and discussing other important aspects. In addition to it, when you discuss your presenting complaints and expected results, he will let you know what you can achieve in reality and prescribe you a healthcare plan accordingly. So, what are you waiting for? You are just a step away from your healthy destination. Don’t wait anymore! Also, we have made it easy for you to book your consultation. How??? Fill the following form and that’s it. After that, one of our experts will get back to you. Go ahead, fill the form, and book your appointment now!
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