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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Trend in a Nutshell
Stephanie B Mohammed, B Shivananda Nayak
The University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Trinidad

IJWHR 2017; 5: 153–157
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2017.28
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Keywords : PCOS, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments
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Abstract
Objectives: To identify the trend occurring in the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy treatment of women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and to highlight the importance of the accumulated and accepted decisions made.

Methods: To perform a quality assessment on the literature available from specific search engines throughout the years 1800-2017.

Results: PCOS affects women physically, psychologically, metabolically, endocrinologically and reproductively. Women are identified from the basic cardinal features classifiable with the condition from which they are then recommended to have diagnostic testing. To date, these involve the use of an ultrasound for the identification of immature follicles and biochemical testing of ovarian hormones and corresponding blood test in relation to the signs and symptoms exhibited. PCOS has shown to be present from the pre-adolescent stage throughout adolescent into adulthood and it is observed to affect women regardless of their ethnicities and demographics.

Conclusion: Presently there are various proposed treatments available for the management of PCOS which includes lifestyle modification, administration of pharmaceutical agents and surgical procedures.

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