Polycystic ovary syndrome, widely known as PCOS, is an endocrine system disorder that affects up to 20% of women in their reproductive years. Patients with PCOS grow a number of small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, on their ovaries.
Causes for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are currently not known, but it’s associated with:
Women with PCOS may experience the following:
In addition, symptoms of PCOS may include:
Risk factors of PCOS may include:
There is no cure for PCOS, but treatment aims to manage the symptoms that affect an individual, and patients may benefit from our pelvic floor trigger point treatment protocol. Because of the pain associated with PCOS and unknown factor of cause it can lead to other condition affecting the pelvic region. Because of all the tension and stress held in that area, it can lead to chronic pelvic pain syndrome or pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
If the pain is left unaddressed these pelvic floor conditions can ultimately affect multiple other muscular-skeletal, gastrointestinal, colorectal, Urogynecology, and other bodily systems. If you are experiencing discomfort from PCOS contact our office today to set up a consultation with one of our specialists.