Anovulation Follow-up

Updated: Aug 02, 2018
  • Author: Armando E Hernandez-Rey, MD; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Further Outpatient Care

Long-term health consequences, depending on their etiologic origin, include an increased risk for obesity, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, dyslipidemia, hypertension, endometrial hyperplasia, and infertility, and treatment must be focused on addressing these health concerns in addition to the primary causes (ie, PCOS). Therefore, aggressive preventative health care interventions are warranted, including interventions that lower cardiovascular risk factors through diet, exercise, and judicious use of statin medications when appropriate, as well as endometrial biopsy in the setting of chronic irregular bleeding regardless of age for the diagnosis of endometrial hyperplasia. Assessment must be continued at routine intervals (eg, every 4-6 mo).