PCOS Clinic London

Our leading gynaecologists are experts in providing advice and treatment to those suffering from PCOS.

Based on Harley Street, you can access accurate and personalised diagnosis and treatment in the heart of central London.

What is PCOS?

PCOS (or polycystic ovary syndrome) is a hormonal imbalance that is caused by the ovaries creating excess male hormones (androgens). Many women experience PCOS, which is often caused by chronic stress and/or overweightedness. Both of these cause insulin resistance, which then stimulates the ovaries to produce male hormones, producing symptoms such as irregular or no periods, excess facial and body hair, sugar cravings, hair loss and difficulty becoming pregnant. Having PCOS does not mean you cannot get pregnant, as PCOS is a treatable cause of infertility. Treatments for PCOS are often non-hormonal and differ depending on each case.

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Diagnosing PCOS

After booking an appointment, you will have an initial consultation with a gynaecologist to discuss your symptoms.

To understand whether you have PCOS, and to guide the best course of treatment, you may undertake the following screening tests:

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Blood tests

Specific blood tests that look at your hormones will be able to give an indicator as to whether you have PCOS. Blood tests can also help to rule out any other potential issues that might be causing menstrual issues, and can help inform the right course of treatment.

Ultrasound

A transvaginal ultrasound is the most accurate way to check your ovaries and the lining of your uterus. This involves a small ultrasound wand with lubricant being placed inside the vagina, just like a tampon, to produce images of the inside of your pelvic area.

The transvaginal ultrasound is not painful at all and initially just feels cold due to the lubricant gel. A transabdominal ultrasound can be an alternative option to the transvaginal mode, although it is less accurate than the latter.

PCOS symptoms we can treat

PCOS symptoms can vary from person to person, but we can offer support with all of the following:

  • Acne
  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular or missing periods
  • Weight gain
  • Excessive hair growth (usually occurs on the face, chest, back and buttocks)
  • Hair loss from the head
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Mood swings
PCOS symptoms we can treat

How our PCOS specialists can help

We can work with you to help manage and treat your PCOS. There are many different causes of PCOS, so we will be able to shed light on the cause in your specific case once your screening tests are back.

The next step will be to discuss which non-hormonal or hormonal treatments and lifestyle changes will work for you. Non-hormonal treatments, some of which are inositol and metformin, can treat the irregular cycles, improve ovulation, treat acne and help you reach your healthy weight. Hormonal treatments such as the contraceptive pill, or progestin therapy may also be used to help regulate your periods, while medications such as clomifene can be used to assist with ovulation. Lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly and following a healthy diet will certainly improve symptoms of PCOS and will surely increase the effectiveness of medications.

How our PCOS specialists can help

PCOS and weight changes

A common symptom of PCOS is weight gain or difficulty losing weight due to increased insulin resistance. However, losing even 5% of your body weight can massively improve all the other PCOS symptoms.

If you are trying to get pregnant with PCOS, losing weight can often help your chances. We work with metabolism experts to support you in offering the best pathways for losing weight to help with PCOS symptoms and your fertility.

PCOS and weight changes

Our specialists

Dr Giada Frontino

Dr Giada Frontino is a Consultant Gynaecologist who specialises in PCOS alongside irregular periods, endometriosis, menopause and early pregnancy. She has over 15 years of experience in diagnosing and treating fertility issues and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and international textbooks. She speaks English, French and Italian.

Dr Richard Mackenzie

Dr Richard Mackenzie is an expert in weight management and metabolic issues, and is internationally recognised for his research into human metabolism, obesity, type 2 diabetes and elite athletic performance. He has over 15 years of experience helping patients with obesity and weight loss.

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Book an appointment at our PCOS clinic

Whether you are concerned you may have PCOS, or have received a previous diagnosis and would like some help managing your symptoms, you can book an appointment by calling 0207 079 2100.

You can reach our bookings team every weekday between 8am and 6pm. Otherwise you can use the below enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to book you in.

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