How is polycystic ovary syndrome treated?

Although PCOS can be treated with medications, treatment is often highly dependent on your goals and your symptoms.

If you want to become pregnant, you may need the assistance of oral or injected fertility medications. If you do not want to become pregnant, you may consider birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and regulate periods. Periods can also be regulated using the hormone progesterone.

There is also a non-hormonal treatment option, which is a medication usually used for diabetes. Even if you don't have diabetes, this medication may help restore fertility and assist with weight loss.

Other symptoms such as unwanted hair growth, acne, obesity, and diabetes should be managed by specialists in those areas. Birth control pills are often helpful in the treatment of hair growth and acne.

You should discuss specific treatment options with your physician.

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