Customised PCOS Treatment from the Best PCOS Specialist in Delhi
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that diminishes a woman’s ability to conceive by affecting the natural balance of hormones in her body. The condition, also referred to as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), affects nearly ten percent of women of reproductive age and is a common cause of infertility in women.
Gaudium IVF & Gynae Solutions Centre specialises in the treatment of PCOS symptoms and related complications. Through treatment protocols customised for each patient, Dr. Manika Khanna and her team have successfully treated numerous women living with PCOS and PCOS-related infertility.
How PCOS affects Fertility
A woman’s ovaries contain a large number of follicles or tiny sacs, each of which contains an egg. During a menstrual cycle, several follicles begin to develop but only one of these will release a mature egg through ovulation. In polycystic ovaries, the follicles do not develop properly; as a result a woman with polycystic ovaries will not ovulate regularly. This leads to irregular periods and difficulty in conceiving.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
If you are facing difficulty getting pregnant despite regular, unprotected intercourse, the following symptoms may indicate polycystic ovaries:
- Fluctuating menstrual cycle
- Absence of periods
- Visible hormonal changes such as excess facial and body hair and acne caused by increased levels of male hormones (androgens)
- Unexplained weight gain
However, having polycystic ovaries does not mean you have PCOS. Your doctor will use the following assessments to confirm PCOS:
- Physical examination to identify visible symptoms
- Check for anovulation (infrequent ovulation)
- Blood tests to measure hormone levels
- Ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts
Once a PCOS diagnosis is confirmed, your fertility specialist at Gaudium IVF will recommend the treatment options available and work with you to determine the treatment best suited to your individual condition and treatment goals.
Though PCOS is not uncommon, if left unattended, it may contribute to severe infertility which is inarguably more challenging to treat. Therefore, timely and proper treatment of PCOS is essential for your physical and emotional wellbeing.