In beautiful Hoffman Estates, Dr. Laurence Jacobs provides a PCOS Screening Program that entails a questionnaire, a vaginal ultrasound, and blood work performed on days 2, 3, 4 of a woman’s menstrual cycle. When irregularities are found, a physical exam and possible adrenal testing will follow.
PCOS Awareness Screening Program
Women suffering from PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – are best treated for infertility through IVF. Women with PCOS respond very well to injectable fertility medications and have a high chance of achieving a pregnancy. Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has launched a PCOS Awareness Screening Program to accurately confirm the presence of this disease.
PCOS is a condition causing a woman to be infertile due to cysts growing on her ovaries. Fluid-filled sacs (cysts) develop and grow when a woman produces excessive male hormones. Obesity complicates the symptoms of PCOS.
Symptoms resulting from the growth of cysts on a woman’s ovaries include:
- Failure of ovaries to release eggs
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Pelvic pain
- Excess hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, thighs
- Weight gain
- Acne and oily skin
- Patches of thickened skin
Complications of PCOS can include:
- Infertility http://www.talkingfertility.com/2018/02/how-to-get-pregnant-with-pcos/
- Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
- Miscarriage or premature birth
- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis — a severe liver inflammation caused by fat accumulation in the liver
- Metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels that significantly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes
- Sleep apnea
- Depression, anxiety and eating disorders
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer)
Ovulation Problems Due to PCOS
- No ovulation (anovulation)
- Infrequent or irregular ovulation
Menstrual Cycle Problems Due to PCOS
Irregular menstrual cycles occur when a woman does not ovulate regularly
- No periods at all
- Infrequent periods
- Periods that occur too frequently
- Heavy periods lasting for many days/weeks
- Bleeding/Spotting occurring between apparently normal cycles
PCOS U.S. Senate Resolution
Recently, in December of 2017, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S.Res.336 – a resolution recognizing the seriousness of PCOS and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2018 as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month. The passage of this resolution marks the first time there has been a national focus on PCOS. The month of September will mark a yearly national effort to increase awareness of and education about PCOS among the general public. The goal is to improve the quality of life for women and teen girls suffering from PCOS.
The Infertility Doctor
Dr. Laurence Jacobs wants to help you to achieve your dream of having a baby through state-of-the-art IVF treatment. Visit with the Infertility Doctor at his new office in beautiful Hoffman Estates. Click the icon below to schedule your consultation – or – call 888.325.7389.