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Manhasset OB/GYN | Manhasset Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | NY | Eskandar J. Simhaee, MD |

 

PRACTICE of ESKANDAR J. SIMHAEE, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

 

516-365-6167

 

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that increases the levels of the male hormone androgen in a woman’s body. PCOS typically begins at puberty and is associated with irregular periods and other hormone related symptoms.

There are several issues that are related with having PCOS including:

•    Increased risk of infertility
•    Risk of developing type 2 diabetes
•    Risk of developing cardiovascular disease
•    Higher risk of developing uterine cancer at an early age.

Currently, there is known no cause for developing PCOS. However, there is evidence linking certain forms of PCOS and family history. If PCOS is suspected through an evaluation of a woman’s medical history and symptoms, a blood test will be administered to measure the hormone levels. In some cases, a doctor may also administer varying levels of medications to determine how hormonal levels react to certain medications. The outcome of this test will help make a more definitive diagnosis.

Symptoms of PCOS include the following:

•    Irregular menstrual periods, or no menstrual periods at all
•    Decreased frequency or complete lack of ovulation, resulting in problems with infertility
•    Obesity, often specifically characterized by weight gain in the upper body and abdomen
•    Oily skin and hair and persistent acne into adulthood
•    Abnormal hair growth, in a masculine distribution (facial hair, heavy hair growth on arms, chest and abdomen)
•    Tendency to develop type 2 diabetes

Although PCOS can be treated with medications, treatment is administered on a very individualized level. Speak with Dr. Simhaee to determine the correct course of treatment for you.

 
 
 
Manhasset OB/GYN Eskandar J. Simhaee, MD is a certified OB/GYN specializing in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, obstetrics and gynecology, pregnancy, fertility, women's health and much more in Manhasset, NY. We also do Bacterial Vaginosis, Breast Health & Screening , Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services, Prevention of Cervical Cancer, Ectopic Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Infertility, Menopause, Miscarriage, Ovarian Cancer Screening , Pelvic Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Post Partum Depression, Pregnancy Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urinary Incontinence, Uterine Fibroids, Yeast Infections and all work related in the 11030 area and surrounding areas in Manhasset

 Dr. Eskandar J. Simhaee | Obstetrics & Gynecology | 1201 Northern Boulevard | Manhasset, NY 11030 | Tel: 516. 365. 6167

www.simhaeeobgyn.com