What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Dr Sabrina Gill MD, MPH, FRCPC discusses polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr Sabrina Gill MD, MPH, FRCPC discusses polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis and treatment.
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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.

Presenter: Dr. Sabrina Gill, Endocrinologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

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