When you have PCOS, you might have symptoms that started as early as when you got your first period. However, PCOS symptoms can also start when you’re older. Common symptoms of this condition, which can become worse if you put on too much weight, include the following:
When you have PCOS, your ovaries have numerous fluid-filled sacs, which show up on imaging tests. You might have a higher risk of developing this condition if you have family members with PCOS or low-grade inflammation that causes excess androgen production. Your risk of PCOS might also be higher if you have too much insulin in your bloodstream, which can boost androgen production.
Your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care will try to determine what might be causing PCOS and recommend ways to manage it.
PCOS can raise your risk of having certain medical conditions, especially if you’re overweight or obese. These conditions include the following:
You can keep the symptoms of PCOS under control and reduce your risk of experiencing complications in many ways. Your doctor might recommend the following:
If you need treatment for PCOS, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins.
We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.
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