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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition associated with unusually high levels of androgens (hormones) and cysts in the ovaries. If you have PCOS, you may have irregular periods. The risk of infertility, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease is higher in women with PCOS.
If you are experiencing symptoms of PCOS and would like to find treatment, skilled gynecologists at Dignity Health offer specialized care to evaluate, diagnose, and treat PCOS in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. For the trusted women’s health services and full spectrum of care you need, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health today.
Experts don’t fully know what causes PCOS. However, they do know that this gynecologic condition is associated with higher-than-usual levels of hormones called androgens and an increased resistance to insulin.
Common symptoms of PCOS include:
The symptoms of PCOS vary from woman to woman. For the right diagnosis, speak with a doctor at Dignity Health at one of our six local hospitals.
When you visit one of our gynecologists, the type of PCOS treatment you may receive will often depend on your medical history, personal goals, and your age. Your doctor will ask you questions and talk to you about your treatment options.
Treatment for PCOS may include the following:
At Dignity Health, our team of gynecologists and other health care providers focus on careful assessment and diagnosis before recommending treatment. Rely on us to provide high-quality care for patients of all ages.