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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an imbalance of female sex hormones. This video shows how abnormal amounts of certain hormones may cause symptoms. Treatment options are also shown.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by expert gynecologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome. Our team of physicians works with each individual to determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs when there is a hormonal imbalance in women of reproductive age. In most cases, but not all, women with the disorder will develop numerous small cysts located along the outer edges of the ovaries. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the risk of long-term complications.
Symptoms typically begin soon after a woman first begins having periods and may also develop later on during reproductive years, for example, in response to substantial weight gain. Symptoms vary in type and severity and include:
There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Most cases may be diagnosed with a thorough evaluation of a patient’s medical history, symptoms and physical examinations. Additional tests, such as blood tests and ultrasounds may be necessary to diagnose PCOS.
Since there is no specific cure for polycystic ovary syndrome, treatment generally focuses on management of your individual symptoms and goals. Certain medications and/or therapies may help control individual symptoms, such as unwanted hair growth or obesity. Mercy physicians will help you determine what treatments are right for your goals.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Kevin Audlin is a Board Certified, experienced doctor and skilled surgeon in The Gynecology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
A young woman diagnosed with cervical cancer shares her story of shock, survival and giving to others.