Early Signs of PCOS

Early Signs of PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is quite common amongst women of reproductive age. The exact cause is unknown, but PCOS occurs when the ovaries develop a number of small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, on their ovaries.

27 Jul, 2022

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is quite common amongst women of reproductive age. The exact cause is unknown, but PCOS occurs when the ovaries develop a number of small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, on their ovaries. These cysts are not harmful, but they cause an imbalance in hormone level. Women with PCOS may have irregular or even missed periods. Early diagnosis is essential to fight this hormonal disorder—as it can be managed with medication, lifestyle changes and a positive outlook to life.

 No test in isolation can determine if you are suffering from PCOS. that can determine the presence of PCOS, but series of tests, scans and physical examination can tell if one has the disorder.  If left untreated, PCOS may lead to infertility—fret not, you can totally be in control of the situation.

If you experience symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), they'll usually become apparent in your teens or early 20s. Not all women with PCOS will have all of the symptoms of PCOS  and each symptom be mild or severe, or both. Common symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods or no periods at all
  • Hair loss or hair thinning
  • Hair growth in chin, face or chest
  • Weight gain( because of the insulin resistance, which makes it harder to lose weight)
  • Acne break out

You should talk to your gynaecologist if you have any of these symptoms and think you may have PCOS.