Pediatric Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Patients with Pediatric Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may be seen at American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.
PCOS Symptoms and Evaluation
Young women affected by PCOS may experience symptoms such as:
- Irregular or absent menstruation
- Excessive facial or body hair
PCOS affects 6-10 percent of women and may affect a similar percentage of adolescent and young women. Patients with this condition may see our clinic staff for:
- Evaluation and treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome, including development of a treatment plan that addresses proper medication, healthy diet and exercise.
- Evaluation and treatment of the young patient with PCOS, with input from the pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric gynecologist, dietician, health psychologist and endocrine nurse specialist. Treatment plans may include dietary modifications, exercise prescriptions and/or medication.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Guide for Patients and Parents (Pediatric Endocrine Society)
- From the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG):
- How much cramping is normal?
- Your First Reproductive Health Visit
- How much should you exercise?
- Weight Management
- What is a normal period? (North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology)
- Center for Young Women's Health
- PCO Support