PCOS (more commonly known as PCOD) i.e. polycystic ovary syndrome is also very common endocrine disorder. PCOS is usually seen in young girls and adult women.
Symptoms of PCOS differ from patient to patient. Common symptoms are acne (pimples), unwanted body hair (male pattern hair growth), irregular menstrual cycles, infertility. With these symptoms, people with PCOS are also at high risk of developing diabetes and other components of metabolic syndrome.
Various other hormonal disorders present with similar symptoms like PCOS. Simple blood tests with ultrasound can help to confirm diagnosis of PCOS. PCOS can be managed efficiently with healthy lifestyle and hormone therapy if required. Treatment is directed to patient’s symptoms and treatment approach differs from patient to patient.