Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is common and affects 10% of women of childbearing age in the United States. PCOS symptoms may affect your appearance, health, and ability to conceive. At Women's Health Specialist in Los Gatos and Mountain View, California, Maureen Khoo, MD, FACOG, has treated women in many spectrums of PCOS and helped maintain their menstrual cycle as well as achieve their goals of pregnancy. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
PCOS is a gynecological condition characterized by an imbalance in reproductive hormones. The alterations in your hormone levels affect the normal functioning of your ovaries and may prevent your eggs from fully developing or stop your ovaries from releasing the egg.
Women with PCOS may also have high levels of androgens, which are male sex hormones responsible for male characteristics such as facial hair and male-pattern baldness.
Symptoms of PCOS may develop at any time. However, for many women, the hormonal condition is present at the start of their menstruation during puberty.
Common PCOS symptoms include:
Many women with PCOS also experience infertility.
Currently, no single test can diagnose PCOS. At her practice, Dr. Khoo conducts a comprehensive evaluation to assess your health and rule out other causes of your symptoms.
During your exam, she asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical and gynecological history, menstrual cycle, family history, and general lifestyle habits.
Then, Dr. Khoo performs a physical and pelvic exam. Additional diagnostic tests may also be needed, such as bloodwork to check hormone levels and an ultrasound to look for ovarian cysts.
To be diagnosed with PCOS, you must have:
Dr. Khoo may also request additional tests to assess for PCOS-related health complications, such as sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and high blood sugars.
Dr. Khoo takes a patient-centered approach to care and develops an individualized treatment plan for PCOS based on your symptoms, current or future pregnancy plans, and health risks.
Your PCOS plan may include:
No matter what spectrum of PCOS you have, Dr. Khoo can develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
For expert care of your PCOS, call the office or book your visit online today.
Starting Jan 4, 2021, we have new hours in Mountain View.
We have evening hours from 2pm to 8pm to accommodate the patients who need to be seen after hours.