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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age, characterized by multiple cysts in the ovaries, hormonal imbalances, and various symptoms. Dr. Ankita Mandal, a prominent gynecologist and infertility specialist in Kolkata, is well-versed in the diagnosis and management of PCOS, providing comprehensive care to her patients.


What is PCOS?

PCOS is a condition where the ovaries develop multiple small cysts and hormonal imbalances occur, resulting in irregular menstrual cycles, excess androgen (male hormone) production, and other associated symptoms.

What are the common symptoms of PCOS?

Common symptoms of PCOS include irregular or absent menstrual periods, excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, and fertility problems. Some women with PCOS may also experience insulin resistance and related issues like prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

What causes PCOS?

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances play a significant role in the development of PCOS.

How is PCOS diagnosed?

Diagnosing PCOS involves a thorough evaluation of symptoms, medical history, physical examination, and specific tests. These tests may include hormone level assessments (such as androgens, estrogen, and progesterone), pelvic ultrasound to examine the ovaries, and blood glucose tests to evaluate insulin resistance.

How does Dr. Ankita Mandal approach PCOS management?

Dr. Ankita Mandal takes a holistic approach to manage PCOS, considering each patient’s unique needs. She focuses on addressing the underlying hormonal imbalances and associated symptoms. Treatment options may include lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise), hormonal therapies (birth control pills or other medications), and fertility treatments for women desiring pregnancy. Dr. Ankita Mandal also provides guidance on managing insulin resistance and related conditions for improved long-term health outcomes.

With her expertise in PCOS management, Dr. Ankita Mandal offers compassionate care and personalized treatment plans, ensuring her patients receive the best possible care for their specific needs.

If you suspect you have PCOS or have concerns about symptoms related to this condition, consulting with a knowledgeable specialist like Dr. Ankita Mandal can provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate management strategies.