PCOS. Pcos is a disorder that is characterized by a combination of symptoms. These can include missed periods, abnormal hair growth (hirsutism), anovulation, and abnormal lab values like elevated testosterone. Patients usually are overweight. People with pcos are at higher risk of developing diabetes, as well as having trouble with fertility and having an increased risk of uterine cancer.
Insulin resistance . Pcos is a disorder of Insulin resistance that manifests as absent/infrequent periods, signs of excess testosterone (acne, excess hair) and infertility. Women who have it are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If they don't get their periods 3-4 times a year, they are also at risk for endometrial cancer. Treatment options include weight loss, birth control pills and a diabetes med metformin.