Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular cycles ... Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues.

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular. Menses is the biggest, additionally being heavy is usually involved and there can be a history of type 2 diabetes. Good luck, there are many solutions if u have the problem; you are not doomed. Read more...

What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

PCOS. Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might: ?Have fewer than 8 periods a year ?Grow thick, dark hair in places where only men tend to grow hair, such as on the upper lip, chin, sideburn area, chest, and belly ?Gain weight and become obese ?Have acne (oily skin and pimples on their face) ?Lose hair from their head like men do ?Have trouble getting pregnant without medical help. Read more...

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? I had diabetes and cysts on my ovaries when pregnant.

Various. Pcos is associated with weight gain, irregular periods, infertility, excess body/facial hair growth, scalp hair loss. It is usually caused by Insulin resistance, which leads to diabetes, hypertension, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, gout. You need to maintain a low carb/low starch diet, do regular exercise. You may benefit by being on metformin to treat Insulin resistance. Read more...
The only symptom. Used to diagnose pcos is irregular (skipped or absent) periods. Many other symptoms go with pcos but none are used correctly to make a diagnosis. The remainder o the is made on elevated androgens in blood and a polycystic 'look' to ovaries on us. Read more...

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...

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance. Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. Read more...

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance. May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. Read more...

How long does polycystic ovarian syndrome last?

Lifetime. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a genetic predisposition, it's progressive and does not resolve itself. On the other hand, symptoms due to pcos may worsen or improve. For some women weight loss improves menstrual irregularity, for example. Some cases of pcos also increase lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which it seems may be modified with drug treatment. Read more...