• PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Symptoms

Quick Look
  • Menstrual disturbances like absence of periods, scanty periods, and irregular periods.
  • Difficulty in conceiving.
  • Unexplained weight gain.
  • Abnormal and excessive hair growth on face, chest, abdomen, back, etc.
  • Acne, oily face, dandruff.
  • Pain in the lowermost part of abdomen.
  • Anxiety or depression.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Symptoms

Being a disease involving an imbalance of hormones, the signature symptoms of PCOS seen are menstrual disturbances.

Menstrual disturbances include:

  • Delay in normal menstruation (periods)
  • Absence of periods or skipping of periods
  • Infrequent periods
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
Apart from irregularities in menses, other symptoms of PCOS include:
  • Raised blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Resistance of the body to make optimum use of insulin
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Abnormal growth of hair all over the body, especially the face and chin, called Hirsutism
  • Propensity to develop acne and dandruff. This is because excess circulating androgens cause the skin to become oily.