Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) | Symptoms, Causes & When to see a Doctor If You Have PCOS | NextMamas.
- Irregular periods or no periods at all.
- Weight gain.
- Infertility /difficulty in getting pregnant.
- Excessive hair growth on the chin and body.
- Acne on the face.
Sign on Ultrasound:
The ovaries may be bigger or cysts can be seen in the ovaries on Ultrasound.
The main cause is still unknown but it is observed that obese or overweight females can control hormone imbalances by losing weight.
There are a few questions in the mind of every female related to PCOS here are the answers provided by the team of NextMamas:
Can we get pregnant while having PCOS?
Yes, with PCOS a female can conceive. Although it interferes with growth and egg release it can be controlled with proper medication and weight loss.
Does PCOS lead to Diabetes?
Yes, PCOS causes insulin resistance which in turn leads to diabetes.
Author: Dr. Iram Gill
Dr. Iram Gill is an MBBS doctor by profession and a Content Writer by passion. She is a mother as well and has observed the health-related challenges faced by mothers and babies. She wants to play her part in increasing access and support for breastfeeding and maternal health problems.