Our fertility center team provides education and support during PCOS Awareness Month
Do you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? This common hormonal condition could be the reason you’re having trouble getting pregnant. Learn more about how our Southern California fertility doctors help women with polycystic ovary syndrome and how you can raise awareness about it during PCOS Awareness Month this September.
So, what is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a leading cause of infertility among women. It’s an endocrine disorder that causes women to have irregular or absent menstrual cycles and ovulation. Women with this condition may also have multiple cysts on the ovaries and have higher-than-normal androgen levels. It’s also possible to experience other PCOS symptoms.
- Pelvic pain
- Unexplained weight gain
- Facial acne
- Patches of dark, thick skin
- Unwanted hair growth
- Thinning of the hair on the scalp
Women with PCOS also have a higher risk of developing certain health conditions and experiencing infertility and miscarriage.
If you have PCOS and are having trouble conceiving, you can participate in PCOS Awareness Month to educate others and connect with people who understand what you’re going through.
What is PCOS Awareness Month?
This month is a time to participate in events and spread the word about polycystic ovary syndrome to help other women and the people who love them. Events like races usually occur throughout the month, but they may be virtual this year due to COVID-19. If you want to get involved, consider virtually meeting with others and using social media to support the cause. Learn more in this Toolkit.
How we can help with polycystic ovary syndrome
Our Southern California fertility doctors, Robert Anderson MD and Don Royster MD, have decades of combined experience helping women manage PCOS and improve their fertility. When the time is right, we can also help you on your fertility journey. We offer a full range of services, including fertility testing and treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The doctors and our caring staff want you to know we’re here for you during PCOS Awareness Month and beyond. If you’re ready to explore your treatment options and get one step closer to having the family of your dreams, contact us today.