Signs and Symptoms of PCOS
The various signs and symptoms of PCOS include
Irregular periods –
Infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual cycle is the most common sign of PCOS. Normally menstrual cycle occurs after every 28 to 35 days. But a women suffering from PCOS have menstrual cycle with varying time duration. Some may have twice in one month and others might have once in three months.
Chances of miscarriage is more in women with PCOS that healthy women of same age group.
Females suffering from this problem produce higher levels of insulin. Therefore, the chance to gain weight is relatively higher. They also have hard time losing weight
Facial Hair and Body Hair (Hirsutism) –
This commonly occurs due to excessive male hormones (androgen). Thick, coarse and black hair growth is seen on face, chest, inner thighs, lower abdomen and back. Facial hair can cause embarrassment, loss of confidence and reduce social interaction.
This causes pus filled pustules/ vesicles on skin. These eruptions are mostly seen on chin and can be very painful
Depression and anxiety
All the complications together with the disease itself causes mood swings, restraining from social interaction and stress leading to long lasting impact on mental health.
Pain in lower abdomen is commonly observed.
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