Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX
In the United States, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as one in 10 women of childbearing age. Since PCOS can lead to irregular periods and even infertility, the dedicated doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology, with two locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, provide customized treatments. If you’re struggling with PCOS, schedule an evaluation through the website today. You can also call the clinic nearest you to book an evaluation.
What causes PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn’t well understood, although medical experts do notice a link to the condition with some risk factors and traits. Your case of PCOS might be associated with:
- Increased androgen levels (male hormones)
- Family history of PCOS
- Metabolic syndrome
- High insulin levels
PCOS can occur at any age. In fact, as many as 5-10% of women between the ages of 15-44 have PCOS. But most women find out they have PCOS in their 20s or 30s, or when they’re trying to get pregnant.
Are there symptoms of PCOS?
PCOS leads to a host of symptoms that can vary from minor to more complex. When you have polycystic ovary syndrome, you may have very irregular periods. You may miss a period occasionally, or have menstrual cycles that are too short (less than 21 days). PCOS can even lead to:
- Abnormal hair growth on your face, neck, or chest (hirsutism)
- Skin tags in your armpits or neck area
- Difficulty managing your weight
- Thinning hair or hair loss
- Acne breakouts
Sometimes PCOS also leads to an unusual darkening of your skin, particularly in folds, like underneath your breasts. If these symptoms sound familiar or if you’ve struggled to manage PCOS for some time, the compassionate doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology can help.
Is there an effective treatment for PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t curable, but your doctor at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology can certainly help you manage symptoms and regulate your cycle. Your PCOS treatment plan could include:
- Anti-androgen medicines
- Weight loss management
- Hormonal birth control pills
If your PCOS is making it difficult for you to become pregnant, your caring doctor at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology may prescribe a medication to stimulate ovulation or help you get started on fertility treatments. In any case, PCOS is entirely manageable, and many women go on to have healthy pregnancies and happy babies.
Book your PCOS evaluation at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology by clicking on the online scheduling tool. You can also call either office to speak with a team member directly.
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