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01 Oct 2015, by Dr. Marnie Wachtler in Uncategorized

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome


PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, means at its simplest that your ovaries have a hard time releasing a mature egg during ovulation. The egg may be stuck in a fluid-filled sac, called a cyst, on the ovary’s surface. As the number of cysts build up, they can enlarge the ovary, creating feelings of pressure in your lower abdomen.


Common symptoms of PCOS include:


  • Irregular or infrequent periods (more than 35 days apart)
  • Excess hair growth on the face and other areas of the body
  • Lower back or abdominal pain on one side
  • Cysts on your ovaries that show up on a scan


Along with any of the above symptoms, you may experience:

  • weight gain,
  • high blood sugar,
  • acne,
  • darkening of your skin in the folds (armpits, neck and groin),
  • Infertility or difficulty getting pregnant.


Consulting with Dr. Marnie she would choose the best approach for you; they may include:


To consult Dr. Marnie about suspected or confirmed PCOS, please click here.