Pediatric Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

Pediatric Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)


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Patients with Pediatric Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may be seen at American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic.
PCOS Symptoms and Evaluation
Young women affected by PCOS may experience symptoms such as: 
  • Irregular or absent menstruation
  • Acne
  • Excessive facial or body hair
  • Obesity

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.

Our Providers

M. Tracy Bekx, MD

Dr. Bekx received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed her pediatric residency at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She finished her training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Wiscon...

Ellen L. Connor, MD

Dr. Connor completed fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatric endocrinology. Her special interests are diabetes, growth and autoimmune thyroid a...

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