Prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescent girls among a tertiary carehospital
Reena Pal, Stuti Tyagi, Minakshi Singh
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a major health concern because patients with PCOS are at increased risk of infertility, pregnancy loss, obesity, cardiovascular disorders therefore early diagnosis and treatment is mandatory. But now a days the prevalence of PCOS among adolescents is an emerging problem that needs careful assessment, timely intervention, and appropriate treatment so our purpose of the study is to assess the prevalence of polycystic ovarian disease amongst adolescent girls. We conducted a prospective study in which 100 adolescent girls aged 15-19 years attending OPD with oligomenorrhea and/or hirsutism were advised for biochemical, hormonal, and ultrasonographic evaluation for diagnosis of PCOS on the basis of Rotterdam’s criteria, at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Doon Medical College Dehradun. We observed the prevalence of PCOD in adolescent is 14% most of them associated with menstrual abnormality. The prevalence of PCOS among adolescents is an emerging health problem that needs careful assessment, early diagnosis, timely intervention, and appropriate treatment.
Reena Pal, Stuti Tyagi, Minakshi Singh. Prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescent girls among a tertiary carehospital. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 52-54