Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) | Conditions We Treat | Pediatric Endocrinology Specialty | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting 8 to 13 percent of people with ovaries, of reproductive age. This syndrome is associated with elevated levels of certain hormones called androgens. Androgens are made in both the ovaries and adrenal glands and can result in irregular menstrual cycles, increased hair growth in certain parts of the body, acne, and even hair loss from the scalp.


Early diagnosis and the coordinated care of physical and mental health by a team of health experts can improve your symptoms of PCOS and lower the risks for long term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.


A treatment plan will be detailed to the person’s individual symptoms, health needs, and personal goals, and will likely include a combination of treatments (medication, diet and lifestyle changes, and mental health counseling).

Visit our PCOS clinic page to learn more about treatment, care and our specialty team.

Getting in touch with usReferrals and appointments

Clinic information

Our endocrine specialists provide diagnostics, consultations and treatment options in all areas of general endocrinology as well as providing expert care for specific endocrine disorders. Our specialty endocrinology clinics include:

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

2521 Stockton Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA

The pediatric endocrinology clinic is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

View map and directions

For physician referrals or appointments


To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.