Patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome have a higher risk of developing some serious related conditions. These related conditions can be caused by PCOS or can intensify symptoms of PCOS.
Patients with PCOS are often at a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome. This related condition is associated with several metabolic problems including the following:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Increase cholesterol, blood pressure and C-reactive protein levels
- Obesity around the midsection
- Increased blood clotting factors
Other serious related conditions, such as endometrial cancer, can be caused by irregular menstruation. Treatment and monitoring can decrease your risk of developing cancer