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Treatments for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a shared challenge that involves your endocrine and reproductive systems. How it affects you can be completely unique to its effect on the next woman. Treatment takes two paths. One path is treating visible symptoms that affect your confidence, like weight gain or acne. If you want to start a family, you're also concerned with how it may affect fertility.

At Spectrum Health, our urogynecologists and endocrinologists offer the most medically advanced non-surgical and surgical treatments for polycystic ovarian syndrome. From targeted diet and exercise plans that will make a real difference, to medications that address specific symptoms, we can help you feel better and manage your condition more comfortably. Learn more here.

Treatments We Provide

  • Acne Treatment

    Retinoids, antibacterial agents and antibiotics can be used to treat the acne that is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

  • Diet and Nutrition Counseling

    A healthy weight and regular exercise can minimize many symptoms. Even a weight loss of five percent can help you feel better.

  • Hair Removal Treatment

    Excess body hair is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Depilatory creams and/or electrolysis may be recommended to slow hair growth or remove it completely.

  • Oral Contraceptives

    The hormones in oral contraceptives can correct many symptoms: irregular periods, high levels of androgens (like testosterone) in your body, acne and excess hair growth.

  • PCOS Surgery

    If infertility is a problem due to polycystic ovarian syndrome, minimally-invasive surgery can improve your ovarian function by reducing the number of small cysts where they may interfere with fertility.