As National PCOS Awareness Month draws to a close, I’d like to point out 10 important things you need to know about polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- PCOS is a condition in which there is an imbalance in a woman’s female sex hormones, which causes problems with ovulation.
- PCOS can have many variable and subtle symptoms. This is why a physician may overlook the diagnosis in a young woman who is not trying to get pregnant.
- There is no single test to definitively diagnose PCOS; however, many women with PCOS have cysts on their ovaries, which are found via ultrasound.