Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age.
You may have PCOS if you have 2 or more of these symptoms:
- abnormal periods
- weight gain
- excessive hair growth
- insulin resistance
- scalp hair loss
No single test can diagnose PCOS. Your provider will diagnose you based on your symptoms, past medical history, and family history, and they may advise you to complete optional blood tests to rule out other health conditions.
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Treatment & Pricing
There is no cure for PCOS and treatment is based on symptoms. Treatment may require a combination of lifestyle changes and medications.
Birth control can help regulate the menstrual cycle and treat other symptoms like excess hair growth and acne. Hormonal birth control decreases the risk of endometrial cancer and a combination estrogen and progestin birth control can help to restore normal hormone balance.
Birth Control Pill
Birth Control Patch
Birth Control Ring
Birth Control Shot
Unwanted Facial Hair Treatment
A prescription topical cream can help treat unwanted facial hair in women. It does not remove existing hair, but it does slow new hair growth. Results can be seen as soon as 4-6 weeks.
Hair Reduction Treatments
Scalp Hair Loss Treatment
Prescription medication, separate from birth control, can help treat scalp hair loss.
Hair Loss Treatments
Weight Loss Treatment
Prescription medication can help with weight loss, ovulatory dysfunction, infertility, insulin resistance, and diabetes.
Think you may have PCOS?
Prescription medication can help with your symptoms.
Are you looking to lose weight?
Losing weight is the most important step you can take to help keep PCOS symptoms under control. A 5-10% loss in body weight can help to better regulate your menstrual cycle, improve ovulation, and decrease hirsutism. You may want to consider prescription weight loss medication or working with a registered dietitian.
Learn more about PCOS to determine if you may have it.
What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
What causes PCOS?
What are some common symptoms of PCOS?
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A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours (8 hours for urgent care).
Medications will be shipped to you for free (or sent to your pharmacy for pick up).
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