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PCOS services offered in North Reading, MA

If you’re one of the five million women in the United States with PCOS, you can get the long-term support you need at Nova Women’s Health. Experienced OB/GYN Anju Nayar, MD, FACOG, and the medical providers specialize in the diagnosis and ongoing management of PCOS and its symptoms. They can prescribe medications and recommend lifestyle strategies to prevent infertility and other PCOS complications. Call the North Reading, Massachusetts, office to schedule an evaluation for PCOS symptoms or book an appointment online today. 


What is PCOS?

PCOS is a condition that affects women of childbearing age with an imbalance in their reproductive hormones, including too much of the male androgen hormone. An imbalance causes dysfunction in the ovaries, the organs that release eggs for fertilization during monthly menstrual cycles.

When you have PCOS, you may not ovulate properly, or eggs may not develop as they should. This can lead to infertility and chronic health problems like diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol.

Nova Women’s Health provides comprehensive care for adolescent girls and women with PCOS. The state-of-the-art facility features advanced diagnostic technologies to confirm the condition, and the providers customize a plan to treat PCOS and its symptoms.

When should I seek medical attention for PCOS?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Nova Women’s Health if you have symptoms of PCOS such as:

  • Irregular periods
  • Missed periods
  • Persistent acne
  • Male-pattern baldness
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Excessive facial hair growth

You can also schedule a consultation with the Nova Women’s Health team if you have difficulties getting pregnant but aren’t sure what’s causing your infertility.

The providers complete a pelvic exam to check your reproductive organs for abnormalities. They may also order blood tests to check your hormone levels and identify elevated androgen levels.

How is PCOS treated?

There’s currently no cure for PCOS, so your treatment plan focuses on managing your symptoms.

The Nova Women’s Health team can prescribe medications or low-dose birth control to rebalance your hormone levels and regulate your periods. You may also need medications to keep PCOS-related conditions like diabetes and hypertension well-controlled.

You can use over-the-counter products to remove excessive facial hair and treat acne. The providers can also suggest strategies you can use at home to lose excess weight. Even a small amount of weight loss can relieve PCOS symptoms and lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.

If you’re having infertility issues, the providers offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and personalized treatment services to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Call the North Reading, Massachusetts, office to schedule a PCOS evaluation or book a consultation online today.