Mark P. Trolice, M.D., double Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, joined an expert panel to discuss Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in a webinar presented by IVF babble.

Dr. Trolice along with Serena H. Chen, M.D., Monica Moore, NP, and the IVF Babble team made up the expert panel.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder of women in their reproductive years, affecting 5-10% of these patients. The classic symptoms are irregular periods, hair growth in a male body pattern and weight gain. However, 40% of women with PCOS are thin and 30% do not have excess hair.

PCOS is often part of a metabolic syndrome that involves risks for diabetes, elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides, cardiovascular disease, as well as uterine pre-cancer and infertility.