Gynaecology
The Department of Gynaecology at Meitra Hospital is adept at diagnosing and treating all kinds of gynaecological disorders. Women at different stages of life and age groups experience different kinds of health problems that may be simple or complex and may turn harmful unless attended immediately. Such health concerns are appropriately addressed by our experts who ensure that each patient gets the best personalized care. At our department, we provide all advanced gynaecological procedures including minimally invasive surgeries. These surgeries help the patients recover early and require reduced hospital stay in comparison to conventional open surgeries.

Facilities and services:

• Laparoscopic surgeries
• Discectomy
• Laparoscopic myomectomy
• Laparoscopic surgeries to treat Infertility
• Hysterectomy Surgery

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common health condition in women,  mostly caused due to abnormal reproductive hormones levels. The ovaries produce eggs that are released every month as part of a healthy menstrual cycle.  With PCOS, the egg may not be produced, developed or released which results in irregular or missed cycles  which in turn can lead to infertility and development of cysts in the ovaries.

Causes

The exact cause of (PCOS) is not known. Several factors are thought to play a role. They include:

  • Genetics
  • Insulin resistance or high levels of  insulin
  • High levels of androgen (male hormones)
  • Inflammation
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
Symptoms

Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome may include:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Excess body and facial hair growth
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Acne 
  • Oily skin
  • Darkening of skin in some parts of the body
  • Male pattern baldness or hair loss
  • Skin tags
Diagnosis

Diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome involves:

  • Medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound
Prevention

There is no known method to prevent PCOS;Adopting a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk and harmful effects of PCOS.

Treatment

PCOS can be treated based on several factors such as age, symptoms, lifestyle changes and family planning.

Treatment measures for PCOS include:

  • Medications such as birth control pills, anti androgen pills and  drugs to treat other symptoms such as hair growth, acne, excess bleeding, etc..
  • Lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet and regular physical activity, which can help relieve PCOS-related symptoms and improve ovulation cycle, lower blood glucose levels and  help the body in utilising insulin more efficiently. 

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