If you struggle with irregular, painful periods, you may have polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS. Your women’s health doctor can help. Dr. Vonne Jones at Total Women’s Care in Houston, TX, provides a wide range of medical services for women, including diagnosis and treatment of PCOS.
PCOS causes small cysts to develop around the ovaries. The cysts contain follicles and fluid. Follicles normally release eggs, but when you have PCOS, the eggs don’t release regularly. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but there are several factors which may contribute to developing PCOS. These include:
There are several signs and symptoms of PCOS including:
You may also notice excess facial and body hair due to excessive amounts of the hormone androgen. You may also experience severe acne.
PCOS can be diagnosed with:
When you have PCOS, your women’s health doctor may recommend:
Your women’s health doctor can also provide treatment for the signs and symptoms of PCOS, including acne and weight gain. If you want to become pregnant, your women’s health doctor may also recommend medications and other treatments to help increase fertility.
To find more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of PCOS, call Dr. Vonne Jones at Total Women’s Care in Houston, TX. You can reach her in the office by calling (346) 320-3188, so call today.
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