How To Detect PCOS

How To Detect PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age, making it the leading cause of infertility among women. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance.

There's no single test for it, but a physical exam, ultrasound, and blood tests can help diagnose PCOS. Most commonly PCOS is detected through it's symptoms.


The symptoms of PCOS may include:

Missed periods, irregular periods, or very light periods

Ovaries that are large or have many cysts

Excess body hair, including the chest, stomach, and back (hirsutism)

Weight gain, especially around the belly (abdomen)

Acne or oily skin

Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair


Small pieces of excess skin on the neck or armpits (skin tags)

Dark or thick skin patches on the back of the neck, in the armpits, and under the breasts

Women with PCOS are more likely to develop certain serious health problems. These include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, problems with the heart and blood vessels, and uterine cancer. Women with PCOS often have problems with their ability to get pregnant (fertility issues).


PCOS effects women differently, the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. PCOS symptoms are present in many different ways. Some women will have only some, or mild symptoms, whereas others will have a number of severe symptoms. Symptoms can also change at different stages of a woman’s life. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of androgens, also knowns as "male hormones". This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant. PCOS also causes hair growth on the face and body, baldness and many other symptoms that are mentioned in the post. PCOS can contribute to long-term health problems

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