Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal problem that affects 5-10% of women. It is the most common female hormonal problem.
Common signs and symptoms include irregular periods, excess body fat, excess facial hair, acne, difficulty maintaining weight and difficulties getting pregnant. Women with PCOS have a predisposition to developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and endometrial (womb lining) cancer later in life.
Management of this common condition is often disjointed, with many women unsure about the diagnosis or management options.
At the Herts and Essex Fertility Centre we offer a comprehensive and integrated service provided by a team of experienced reproductive medicine consultants, gynaecology nurses and counsellors. Investigations, treatment, follow up and support are provided.
All aspects of the condition, including infertility, menstrual irregularity, skin problems, weight and long term follow up, are managed.