Loading the player...What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Endocrinologist discusses polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis and treatment.
Featuring Dr. Sabrina Gill, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Video Title : What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Duration: 54 seconds
Polycystic ovary syndrome affects anywhere between five to 10 percent of women so it's a relatively common disorder.
It's mainly a syndrome so it has a number of symptoms associated with it and it's a clinical diagnosis. Usually women present with a history of irregular periods, symptoms of excess testosterone or blood tests that show that they're producing excessive male hormones and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound.
It is a diagnosis of exclusion so when you're being evaluated for that, you need to make sure that there's no other causes of your symptoms because there's a number of other diseases that can mimic it.
So if you have any of these symptoms, it's important to see your physician and get further evaluation.
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