There are many ways to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome, depending on a woman's symptoms. Treatment can include:
Newer treatments focus on lowering insulin levels in the blood. This may help reduce the production of male hormones. It may also lessen the symptoms of PCOS. Metformin is one medicine that has been used for this.
Surgery may cause bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to anesthesia. Medicine side effects will vary, but they include allergic reactions.
The symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome can often be managed over time with proper treatment.
A woman's healthcare provider will monitor her condition with regular pelvic exams and other tests. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.