As part of PCOS Awareness Month in September, Shady Grove Fertility encourages prospective patients to seek help sooner. 

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) kicked off September by reminding prospective patients about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common ovulatory disorder in women of reproductive age.  

“Not all patients with PCOS have the same symptoms, but a very common sign is irregular menstrual cycles or the absence of a menstrual cycle,” explains Kara Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H., fertility specialist at SGF Pennsylvania. “Some patients with PCOS have elevated testosterone levels in their blood while others may have unwanted hair growth or persistent acne. Patients can be thin or obese. A fertility specialist is trained to determine whether your individual signs and symptoms are consistent with the diagnosis of PCOS.” 

PCOS causes infrequent or absent ovulation — the body’s process of producing and releasing eggs from the ovary. PCOS is highly treatable and many women will get pregnant with the right treatment plan. 

“If you are part of the 1 in 10 women with PCOS, please know there are many simple lifestyle adjustments and low-tech treatments available,” shares Joseph Davis, D.O., fertility specialist at SGF Orlando. “If you are ready to start a family but are concerned about irregular or missed periods, don’t hesitate in reaching out directly to a fertility specialist – there is no reason to delay based on age guidelines. Together, we can create a personalized treatment plan that works for you.” 

SGF is committed to informing and empowering patients to learn more about their fertility health. Through free, educational fertility webinars, SGF physicians provide a platform for information seekers to learn more about fertility treatments to remove uncertainty and have their questions answered live.  

As part of PCOS Awareness Month, SGF offers two webinars with experts on PCOS.  

Learn more about PCOS diagnosis and treatment in SGF’s latest blog authored by Dr. Davis: Trying to get pregnant when you have PCOS. 

To learn more about an individualized treatment plan for PCOS or to schedule a new patient appointment, please call our New Patient Center at 877-971-7755.     

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) 
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and 5,000+ 5-star patient reviews. With 41 locations, including new locations in Colorado and Norfolk, VA, as well as throughout CO, FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, SGF offers patients virtual physician consults, delivers individualized care, accepts most insurance plans, and makes treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including 100% refund guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. SGF is among the founding partner practices of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned, physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices in the U.S. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit