Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome – PCOS

Polycystic ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) can affect people in different ways and in varying degrees, PCOS is a condition where the normal function of the ovaries has changed. There are three key symptoms of the condition: your ovaries have many tiny cysts, your hormones are out of balance and you don’t ovulate every month.

At The Surrey Park Clinic we can diagnose PCOS if you exhibit the main symptoms. There is no way of reversing the formation of these cysts, but if you’re diagnosed with PCOS, it is important that you get treatment to control your symptoms – particularly if the symptoms are severe and cause a lot of worry, or if infertility becomes an issue.

How is PCOS diagnosed?

At The Surrey Park Clinic you will be seen by one of our specialist clinicians for a consultation and they may complete the following tests before giving you a personal treatment plan.

Related topics: Miscarriage, Infertility, Dietary Advice

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At the Surrey Park Clinic, we are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and offer personalised care at our accessible clinic at a time to suit you. Please call 01483 454 016 to arrange your consultation.

What are the symptoms?

 

  • Irregular or absent periods
    (30% to 50% of women)
  • Problems in getting pregnant (20% to 30%)
  • Weight gain
    (especially around the abdomen / above waist)
  • Loss of scalp hair
  • Mood Concentration/psychological symptoms of tiredness, lethargy, mood swings, aggressive/short fuse, depressed/low feeling, paranoid/negative feelings, loss of confidence, reduced memory/concentration, disorientated/out of body feeling, clumsiness
  • Excessive hair growth on face or body
  • Acne

What makes PCOS worse?

  • High Carbohydrate diet and high fat diets
  • Snacking
  • Weight gain
  • Genetic pre disposition (family history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hormone problems, miscarriage)
  • Some medications (the Pill, Beta blockers, Progesterone)
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Lack of ovarian hormones e.g. Menopause
  • Stress
  • Ovarian failure
  • Androgen failure
  • Advancing age
  • Grazing/ Snacking as a child

Your consultation and personal treatment plan

We treat each individual patient with care and consideration. We listen to your worries and concerns and offer expert advice and guidance so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment options. Call 01483 454 016 to speak to one of our team and book your consultation.