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PCOS – What you need to know

A hormonal disorder that’s common among women of reproductive age, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS causes irregular menstrual periods and/or excessive male hormone (androgen) levels. Fluid build-up in the ovaries leads to failure in the regular release of eggs.

- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging is often required
- Chronic and may last for years
-Treatment may help in relief, but there is no cure for the condition yet

Symptoms

Symptoms may include disruptions in the menstrual cycle that begins with the onset of puberty. An increase in the production of androgens can lead to facial hair or hair around the nipples, chin or lower abdomen.

People may also experience:
- Pain in the lower abdomen around the side of the ovaries
- Increase in hair formation
- Formation of acne in the facial regions or often in other parts
- Irregular menstrual cycle

Treatment

Self-care:
To reduce acne or facial hair growth, application of homemade remedies and other treatments may be helpful.

Medications:
For pain in the region of the lower abdomen, anti-diabetic medication or hormone hair inhibitor may work well.

Specialists:
Consult with a top gynecologist near you. We at mfine are always ready to help you with your health-related queries and problems.

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