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Polycystic ovarian syndrome management options.
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2012 Dec; 39(4):495-506.OG

Abstract

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder of androgen excess and ovarian dysfunction. Hirsutism and elevated free testosterone levels are the most consistent signs of the androgen excess. Irregular, infrequent, or absent menses and infertility are symptoms of ovulatory dysfunction. Obesity is also a feature of this syndrome and contributes to associated metabolic abnormalities. Lifestyle modification should be the first treatment and is effective in reducing the signs and symptoms. The ovulatory infertility associated with PCOS can be overcome in most cases with oral (clomiphene citrate or letrozole) or injectable (gonadotropins) agents. Surgical intervention is reserved for cases resistant to medical management.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 619 19th Street South, Building 176F, Room 10390, Birmingham, AL 35249-7333, USA. wbates@uab.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23182556

Citation

Bates, G Wright, and Anthony M. Propst. "Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Management Options." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, vol. 39, no. 4, 2012, pp. 495-506.
Bates GW, Propst AM. Polycystic ovarian syndrome management options. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2012;39(4):495-506.
Bates, G. W., & Propst, A. M. (2012). Polycystic ovarian syndrome management options. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 39(4), 495-506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2012.10.001
Bates GW, Propst AM. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Management Options. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2012;39(4):495-506. PubMed PMID: 23182556.
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