Dr. Sklar discusses the common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome has various features, they are not all present in all women and those features are obesity, excess hair growth and infertility. So some of the symptoms will appear in some women and not in others. A large majority of women will have excess hair growth problems and it creates cosmetic problems for women that sometimes are very hard for them to handle and their treatment consists of anything from laser to there’s topical creams to remove facial hair, but none of it’s going to be successful if you don’t correct the underlying hormone problem or else you’ll treat it to get rid of the hair and then it will grow back.
So there needs to be ongoing and an addressing of the underlying hormone issues and once those are addressed and testosterone levels are down to a more normal range the hair growth generally slows but whatever is there will persist until you actually remove it by laser electrolysis or using a cream.
About Dr. Sklar, M.D.:
Dr. Susan E. Sklar, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with extensive training and experience in sexual medicine, menopause, osteoporosis, and other female health issues. Since stopping the practice of obstetrics in 1989, Dr. Sklar has become especially interested in the health issues of mid-life and menopausal women. This includes the controversies about hormone use and questions about the changes that occur during this transition, including the sexual issues. In 2005 she launched her newest project, the Sklar Center for Women's Wellness, a center for the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction and complex menopause problems.
Dr. Sklar completed her undergraduate work in Chicago and received a medical degree from Boston University. This was followed by specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a Harvard University teaching affiliate.