Do you need to see a gynecologist for PCOD?

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Are you suffering from a PCOD problem? Don’t worry you are not alone, many other women are suffering from it too.

The symptoms associated with PCOD have a lasting effect on the physical and mental well-being of women. So, its diagnosis and PCOD treatment in Mumbai with an expert gynecologist can help one to prevent future problems.

What is PCOD?

In PCOD, during reproductive age ovaries of a woman produce immature or partially mature eggs in high numbers. These eggs develop into cysts in the ovaries over time. Ovaries become big and secrete male hormones in large amounts that cause infertility problems, obesity, irregular periods and other health issues.

Many women are unaware of the signs and symptoms of PCOD, its treatments and its severity. Women suffering from PCOD also suffer from anxiety and depression.

Women diagnosed with PCOD also show some life-related experiences such as:

  • Mood swings
  • Negative social connections
  • Low self-confidence
  • Negative self-image
  • Disrupt eating and sleep patterns
  • Low motivation
  • Acne and in severe cases infertility.

What causes PCOD?

Although the exact reason for PCOD is still unclear. It is believed that both genetic and environmental factors cause PCOD. The following factors may cause PCOD:

An unhealthy diet
Hormonal changing medications
A sedentary lifestyle
Several over-the-counter medications and supplements

Several psychological causes that may increase the risk of PCOD:

  • Excess production of Insulin
  • Inflammation
  • High Androgen levels.

What will a gynaecologist do for PCOS?

One needs to see a gynaecologist if they are showing any signs of PCOD such as:

  • Irregular or unpredictable menstrual cycle
  • Heavy bleeding during menstrual periods
  • Hair loss or male pattern baldness
  • Excess body hair
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Difficulty in conceiving or getting pregnant
  • Obesity or sudden weight gain
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety or depression.

If you have developed any of the above symptoms, it is necessary to seek medical advice as soon as possible. It is a good time to see a Gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi.

She is an experienced medical practitioner specialising in the field of the female reproductive system, and with her treatments she will help you to manage the PCOD signs and symptoms.

After consulting a gynaecologist for PCOD:

Diagnosis tests:

After knowing about early signs of PCOD gynaecologist will conduct regular examinations as well as some diagnostic tests such as:

Blood tests: To check the levels of androgens and other hormones
Ultrasound: To see the size of the ovaries and if it has cysts.

Treatment for PCOD:

After a successful diagnosis, they will suggest the best treatment option based on your condition. This include:

  • This include lifestyle changes, like doing exercise and losing extra weight
  • Medications such as birth control pills and insulin-sensitizing drugs are recommended
  • Fertility remedies such as ovulation induction or assisted reproductive technologies are recommended
  • Laser hair removal or medicines are given for hirsutism management
  • Dietary modifications to manage symptoms.
  • Psychological support.

Signs of PCOD must not be ignored as they can worsen with time. Consult Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital to receive the best PCOD treatment in Mumbai.