Ten signs and symptoms of PCOS

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signs and symptoms of PCOS
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PCOS is polycystic ovary disease in which a women’s hormones are imbalanced. It can cause problems in your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS can also effect the overall appearance of individuals and if left untreated it may lead to serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Following are ten most important and common sign and symptoms of PCOS.

  • Irregular menstrual cycles: It can start at an early age or after a year or two after puberty.
  • Increase in weight: There is very typical increase in distribution of fat, which results in increase in abdominal girth.
  • Hirsutism: Abnormal growth of hair on chin, face, chest abdomen which is very disturbing for young women.
  • Loss of hair: It is also very common as young women seek medical help more often immediately, from dermatologist along few cases with acne, linea nigra.
  • Pelvic pain: Its heaviness due to increase in abdominal fat.
  • Depression: Due to hormonal imbalances and abnormal unacceptable changes in appearance depression is seen in PCOS patients.
  • Ultrasound: This is one simple noninvasive investigation, which will confirm PCOS, if done from a good center.
  • Decrease in size of breast: It is seen as the distribution of fat is more around abdomen and hips.
  • Infertility: Girls with PCOS, if not treated do take time to conceive, as regular ovulation and endometrial favorability is not there.
  • S.Insulin: This is a hormone which is usually raised in PCOS.

A few, or all above signs and symptoms are present in patients with PCOS.

It is easy to diagnose and even easier to treat.

One out of every four young girls suffer from PCOS, it’s not you, stop worrying just become safer.

Lifestyle changes do a lot in improving the PCOS along with some treatment.

If you have any of above mention issue or you feel any symptom in your routine life, You should consult your gynecologist near you. Now you can also find best gynecologist in Lahore, Karachi or any other main city of Pakistan online through Marham.

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Dr. Rukhsana Tariq
She is a consultant gynecologist with 35 year of national and international experience. She is very dedicated with her profession and always willing to help people with her knowledge. Women infertility is her special interest.
Dr. Rukhsana Tariq

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