Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for polycystic ovary disease may include hormone therapy. Additional treatment for polycystic ovary disease may include medications that reduce hair growth, and infertility medications.

Specific treatment for polycystic ovary disease may include:

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of polycystic ovary disease.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for polycystic ovary disease complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat polycystic ovary disease:

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome References
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