Signs You May Have PCOS

When there is an issue with your hormones during your reproductive years, there are many symptoms and problems that you could deal with. This hormone problem is known as polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS. PCOS can often go undetected at first and it’s important that you’re able to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. Dr. Anya Rose and Dr. Megan Gau at Rose Women’s Health in Arcadia, CA, can explain the common symptoms of PCOS and what you should be looking out for.

Common Symptoms of PCOS

PCOS can often develop around the time that you get your first menstrual period or can develop much later in your history. Signs of PCOS are often more severe for those that deal with obesity. The common signs of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods
  • High levels of androgen
  • Polycystic ovaries

In order to be diagnosed with PCOS, your OBGYN in Arcadia, CA, needs to be able to identify two of those symptoms in you. If you notice that you’re worried about your menstrual cycle or you’re having issues getting pregnant, you will want to talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

There are also some physical signs that could point to PCOS being a problem. This includes:

  • New hair growth on the face and body
  • Acne
  • Balding

PCOS is best treated with lifestyle changes such as weight loss and a change in diet. Birth control can also help with PCOS symptoms and can help decrease the production of androgen and regular your estrogen.

Contact Your OBGYN Today

PCOS can often go undetected and you may not even know what it is. Contact Dr. Anya Rose and Dr. Megan Gau at Rose Women’s Health in Arcadia, CA to learn more about PCOS and if it’s affecting you. Call for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (626) 461-7071.

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