How Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Diagnosed
When at least three of the aforementioned symptoms of PCOS are observed especially irregular periods or skipped periods and excess facial hair, your doctor will usually request that you do some tests to be certain it is PCOS. These tests may include:
Blood Test and BMI
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is done to determine if you are obese. Then the blood test is done to check for the level of insulin, cholesterol and triglycerides in your bloodstream.
Your doctor will feel your reproductive tracts including the vagina, uterus, cervix and ovaries by inserting gloved fingers into your vagina. This is to find out if there are any growths in those areas.
Sonogram or Pelvic Ultrasound
this is an ultrasound scan that will show any growth or cysts in your ovaries and uterus.
You can get all of these tests done to diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by scheduling an appointment with a Physician or Sonographer online by logging on to our Sehat Cloud EMR (available soon). You will be given directions as well as opening hours of any healthcare facility of your choice where you will be properly diagnosed and offered any of the treatment procedures of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome listed below.
Treatment Of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Some of the treatment procedures for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome includes:
Birth Control Pills
Taking birth control pills like progestin and oestrogen can help to normalize the progesterone hormone as well as ovulation.
This drug, otherwise known as “Clomid” helps to increase fertility if you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Your doctor might recommend a combination of glucophage and fortamet, which are drugs that treat type 2 diabetes by reducing the insulin level in your body. This drug also helps to increase fertility.
Hair Removal Medication
Your doctor may also recommend drugs that help to remove excess facial hair.
Lifestyle changes to help you lose weight such as regular exercise and eating healthy meals and snacks.
Should all other treatment options fail, your doctor may recommend the option of surgery to help restore normal ovulation.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can increase infertility in women due to the imbalance of the hormones. However, there are treatment options available to help bring the hormones back to normal and increase fertility. Most importantly, it’s best to contact your Physician once you begin to notice any of the PCOS symptoms listed here, so as to begin early treatment.