Loading the player...What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Dr Sabrina Gill MD, MPH, FRCPC Endocrinologist discusses polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis and treatment.
Dr Sabrina Gill MD, MPH, FRCPC 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.
Presenter: Dr. Sabrina Gill, Endocrinologist, Vancouver, BC
Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist
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