Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Associated Hyperandrogenism
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The definition of PCOS has evolved significantly over the years. Initially described in the 1930s, the disorder has more recently been defined by consensus conference, requiring 2 out of 3 of clinical criteria for diagnosis. These are routinely referred to as the Rotterdam Criteria.
PCOS has both reproductive and non-reproductive concerns, which is an important determination to assess since treatment is fundamentally different based on conception goals. Frequent coexisting issues for many women with underlying hyperandrogenism are hirsutism, alopecia, acne or the increased risks for the metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
1. Define polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and describe the criteria for its clinical diagnosis.
2. List the components of physical and laboratory evaluation.
3. Describe the mechanisms of hyperandrogenism associated with PCOS.
4. List the gynecologic, obstetric, and general health risks associated with PCOS.
5. Counsel patients about the effects of PCOS on fertility and reproduction.
6. Summarize treatment for patients wishing to conceive and for those who do not wish to conceive.
7. Discuss the future direction of PCOS research, including genetic and environmental associations.
1. Definition of PCOS and Criteria for Clinical Diagnosis
2. Components of Physical and Laboratory Evaluation
3. PCOS - Gynecologic, Obstetric, and General Health Risks
4. Patient Counseling on Effects of PCOS on infertility and Reproduction
5. Suggested Treatment for Patients Wanting to Conceive
6. Suggested Treatment for Patients Not Wanting to Conceive
7. PCOS Research, Including Genetic and Environmental Associations