Patients may experience different symptoms and signs of polycystic ovarian syndrome according to what causes their condition and their overall health. The symptoms are usually caused by reduced estrogen and progesterone, excess androgen, menstrual abnormality and excess insulin caused by insulin resistance.
These are some of the signs of polycystic ovarian syndrome:
- Irregular periods
- Absent periods
- Acne or abnormally oily skin
- Enlarged ovaries with cysts
- Hirsutism (irregular and excessive body/facial hair)
- Acanthosis nigricans (darkened skin behind the neck, in armpits and under breasts)
- Male-pattern baldness/thinning hair
- Skin tags
Patients with PCOS are also at a higher risk for developing other types of medical conditions including the following:
• Metabolic syndromes (characterized by type 2 diabetes, increase cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and obesity around the midsection)
• Irregular bleeding caused by the irregular menstruation
• Endometrial cancer
If you experience any of these symptoms of PCOS, schedule an appointment at Florida Hospital for screening and cutting-edge treatment.