Dr. Gregory Zapantis: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

As president and CEO of New York Reproductive Wellness Medicine, P.C., in Jericho, New York, Dr. Gregory Zapantis treats patients with a broad range of infertility concerns. One of the numerous conditions for which Dr. Gregory Zapantis provides diagnosis and treatment is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Characterized by a combination of protracted or infrequent menstrual periods, obesity, acne, or excessive hair growth, polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder among women of childbearing age. The ovaries of women with this condition contain numerous small cysts along the exterior edges. While the exact cause of PCOS is not known, it is believed that contributing factors include maternal heredity, a history of low-grade inflammation, the presence of excessive insulin, and fetal exposure to male hormones. With no one specific diagnostic test to confirm the condition, a qualified physician will consider the findings of a combination of the patient’s medical history, blood tests, pelvic exam, physical exam, and pelvic ultrasound before rendering a diagnosis and prescribing treatment.

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