Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition found in women in which benign cysts are found in the ovaries.
The cause of PCOS is as yet unknown but there is reason to believe it may be genetic. It often runs in the family.
PCOS is connected to hormonal imbalance. It not only causes testosterone (male hormone) in your body but also insulin. Insulin controls the sugar content of your body and an excess of it may cause type 2 diabetes later in life.
There is no known cure for PCOS but the symptoms can be managed.
A course of fertility drugs can be tried first. In the event of failure of fertility medication a procedure called Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling (LOD) will be prescribed. LOD involves using heat or laser rays to destroy the ovarian cysts responsible for the hormonal imbalance.
If you think you might have PCOS do schedule a counselling session with Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist extraordinaire in Mumbai or in all the major cities in India.