Peach State Endocrinology

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Peach State Endocrinology

Endocrinologist and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Specialist
located in Peachtree City, GA

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

A large number of women around the world who are in their childbearing years have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The exact percentage is hard to estimate, but it could be anywhere from 7% to 10%. PCOS can be tricky to diagnose, so it’s very important to consult an expert who can give you the right diagnosis and treatment. At Peach State Endocrinology in Peachtree City, GA, Evgenia Korytnaya, MD (Dr. K), specializes in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Schedule online or call to schedule an appointment with Dr. K today.

Learn more about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at Endocrine Society.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What is it:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that typically occurs in women during their reproductive years. It is characterized by various symptoms and features, which can vary in severity among individuals.


  • Irregular Menstrual Periods: Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) often experience irregular or absent menstrual periods. This irregularity is caused by hormonal imbalances.
  • Elevated Androgen Levels: Androgens are male hormones that are also present in females in smaller amounts. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can lead to an excess of androgens, which may result in symptoms such as acne, excess facial or body hair (hirsutism), and male-pattern baldness.
  • Ovarian Cysts: Despite its name, not all individuals with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have ovarian cysts. However, some may develop small, fluid-filled sacs (cysts) on their ovaries. These cysts are not harmful but can contribute to hormonal imbalances.
  • Insulin Resistance: Some women with PCOS have insulin resistance, a condition in which the body’s cells do not respond effectively to insulin. This may lead to high blood sugar levels and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Weight Gain: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is often associated with weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances can contribute to this.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) typically involves a thorough medical history review, physical examination, and various tests, including blood tests to measure hormone levels and ultrasound imaging to check for ovarian cysts.

Management and treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may involve lifestyle changes, such as weight management through diet and exercise, hormonal birth control to regulate periods and reduce androgen levels, androgen blocking medications, insulin-sensitizing medications, and fertility treatments if pregnancy is desired.

It’s important for individuals with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to work closely with healthcare  professionals, like Dr. Evgenia Korytnaya to address their specific symptoms and tailor a treatment plan that best suits their needs. Early diagnosis and management can help improve quality of life and reduce the risk of long-term complications.

Learn more about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at Endocrine Society. 

Fact Or Fiction: PCOS Myths Debunked

An Endocrine Society Patient Resource: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What you need to know.

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