Dr. Susan E Sklar discusses the common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome has various features, they are not all present in all women and those features are obesity, excess hair growth and infertility. So some of the symptoms will appear in some women and not in others. A large majority of women will have excess hair growth problems and it creates cosmetic problems for women that sometimes are very hard for them to handle and their treatment consists of anything from laser to there’s topical creams to remove facial hair, but none of it’s going to be successful if you don’t correct the underlying hormone problem or else you’ll treat it to get rid of the hair and then it will grow back. So there needs to be ongoing and an addressing of the underlying hormone issues and once those are addressed and testosterone levels are down to a more normal range the hair growth generally slows but whatever is there will persist until you actually remove it by laser electrolysis or using a cream.