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Signs of Polycystic ovary syndrome

Symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Polycystic ovary syndrome may include:

Note that Polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Polycystic ovary syndrome signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC (Excerpt)

Is it possible to have PCOS without having cysts?

This is an area of disagreement among medical professionals. While most women with PCOS have polycystic ovaries, some doctors will diagnose a woman with PCOS based on other physical symptoms or hormone abnormalities. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC (Excerpt)

Some of the other symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Infrequent menstrual periods, no menstrual periods, and/or irregular bleeding;

  • Infrequent or no ovulation;

  • Increased serum levels of male hormones, such as testosterone;

  • Inability to get pregnant within six to 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse (infertility);

  • Pelvic pain that lasts longer than six months;

  • Weight gain or obesity;

  • Diabetes, over-production of insulin, and inefficient use of insulin in the body;

  • Abnormal lipid levels (such as high or low cholesterol levels, and high triglycerides);

  • High blood pressure (over 140/90);

  • Excess growth of hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes;

  • Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair;

  • Acne, oily skin, or dandruff;

  • Patches of thickened and dark brown or black skin on the neck, groin, underarms, or skin folds; and

  • Skin tags, or tiny excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area.

(Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Polycystic ovary syndrome?

The phrase "signs of Polycystic ovary syndrome" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Polycystic ovary syndrome has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Polycystic ovary syndrome signs or Polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Polycystic ovary syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms.


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