Our physicians with University of Minnesota Health offer premium care in gynecology and related specialties. We offer the latest in medical care and procedures plus access to integrative services such as nutrition counseling, acupuncture and complementary medicine. If you have symptoms of PCOS, your physician may perform tests to rule out other conditions that may be causing your symptoms. Tests might include a physical exam, pelvic ultrasound and blood tests to analyze hormone, glucose or lipid levels.
With treatment, women with PCOS are often able to get pregnant. These women may be at greater risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.
Early diagnosis and treatment of PCOS may reduce your chances of experiencing longer-term complications.
Women with PCOS are at risk for:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome
- Diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy
- Sleep apnea
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrium)
- Depression and anxiety
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver, a severe liver inflammation