Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women in America. Though the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, it occurs when the intricate process of a women’s reproductive cycle is disrupted by abnormal hormonal fluctuations. Ovulation is either interrupted entirely or occurs less frequently. For specialized diagnosis and treatment of PCOS in Portland, visit Pearl Women’s Center.
To find out more about PCOS, choose the specialists at Pearl Women’s Center. Ask a question, book online, or call our office in Portland at (503) 771-1883. We serve patients from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California and Alaska.
Women with PCOS produce excess insulin which in turn contributes to excess androgen production (the male sex hormone) and an abnormally high ratio of other hormones produced by the ovaries. Symptoms of PCOS include:
Pearl Women’s Center practitioners are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Portland. Diagnosis will be based on a thorough medical history, physical exam and laboratory tests, sometimes supplemented by an ultrasound exam onsite at our center.
As always, treatment strategies at Pearl Women’s Center are carefully tailored to the individual circumstances of each patient, but may include:
Women with PCOS are at increased risk for developing serious medical problems. Early diagnosis and treatment may help reduce the risk of:
Whether your symptoms are caused by PCOS or another gynecologic condition, the expert gynecology providers at the Pearl Women’s Center can help. Give us a call to schedule an appointment at the Pearl Women’s Center in Portland, Oregon.