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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a very common condition that affects millions of women Worldwide.
It can cause period problems, reduced fertility, excess hair growth and acne.
Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may also be overweight.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem in which a woman's hormones are out of balance which can cause problems such as
Most women with PCOS grow too many small cysts on the ovaries which is called polycystic ovaries. These cysts are under-developed sacs in which eggs develop however the eggs are not released, meaning ovulation does not take place.
Symptoms of PCOS usually become apparent during late teens or early 20's. They can include:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with an increased risk of problems in later life, such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
For a PCOS diagnosis you will need to have any two of the following three features:
Sometimes women can have one of the above symptoms, for example polycystic ovaries, however this does not necessarily mean you have PCOS.
Polycystic ovaries are commonly a source of many women's problems, some of which can be detected by a simple ultrasound scan & blood test. These are often requested by physicians at the very early stages following a complaint or abnormal test results and can provide valuable & vital information.
At the scan clinic we offer both the scan and the blood tests to check for PCOS. Going privately bypasses long waiting times for these tests & allows quicker & more convenient diagnosis & faster results.
We offer flexible & convenient appointments suited around you and your life with clinics running during the day, evening and weekends.
If you would like to discuss this issue or any others please contact us on 0843 886 4545.
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We at The Scan Clinic, started with a simple goal - Quality Healthcare with a Personal Touch. It is this mission that continues to drive us to this day and in this current global crisis. We continually strive to find the right balance between delivering on our mission and maintaining high levels of health and safety for our clients as well as our staff.
We have always maintained high levels of cleanliness and infection control and since the start of the pandemic have taken additional daily infection control measures across the clinic as well as ensuring all staff have adequate PPE (personal protective equipment).
You will notice that some of our services are no longer available at the moment and this is because we are limiting our range of available services to essential scans only until further notice. Furthermore all Off-Peak clinics have been suspended until further notice
We have been continually monitoring the ongoing situation and taking all official guidance, however as this is an evolving situation the information and guidelines given below are subject to change and can change with immediate effect. We appreciate this can be challenging but please bear in mind that the steps we take are for the health and safety of all our staff and clients and we really appreciate your support and understanding to follow them.
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