How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Sometimes difficult. Determining if you have PCOS can be a sometimes confusing and sometimes difficult process. The reason is that PCOS is a syndrome that means each person will have a different set of symptoms. These symptoms can include excess weight, fatigue, infertility, hormone imbalance, sleep apnea, excess facial or body hair, and a variety of skin problems.

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

PCOS. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. Read more...

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

PCOS. Do you have irregular cycles? If not, you do not have it. If you do see a doctor: you need blood testing and ultrasound to complete the diagnosis one way or another. Read more...
2 of 3 criteria. The Rotterdam Criteria (most common used). If you have 2 of 3: 1. Irregular cycles / no cycles 2. Polycystic ovaries 3. Dark hairs in male areas (chest, abdomen) or chemical elevated male hormone. *** You must also rule out other causes that look like PCOS: Thyroid, Tumors, Non Classical Adrenal hyperplasia, Drugs, etc. You do NOT have to have irregular menses to have PCOS! Read more...