PCOD Profile Test in Kurukshetra
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What is PCOD?
PCOD is a hormonal disorder is a hormonal disorder that is common across women of reproductive age. Women with PCOD suffer from a hormonal imbalance that affects their menstrual cycle, fertility and sometimes leads to physical changes such as more body hair, acne and weight gain. PCOD in women is extremely common and if it’s not addressed in time, it can lead to future complications, especially during pregnancy. Hence, it is well recommended for females to get their PCOD blood tests to avoid unnecessary health risks. In PCOD, the ovaries release immature follicles which turn into cysts. And in many cases, the body also releases more androgens which further affect the hormonal balance in the body. About 20% of women in India today suffer from this condition. The condition is seen in young adolescent girls, women during their reproductive age group and also post-menopause. In this time of a pandemic, it is also highly recommended to consider taking a COVID antibody RTPCR test regularly for safety and assurance, at the comfort of your home and accurately on MFine. This is available in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Gurgaon and Hyderabad.
What is the difference between PCOS and PCOD in women?
PCOS and PCOD in women are commonly interchangeable. However, there is a slight difference between the two. PCOS is a much more serious condition as compared to PCOD, which can be managed through lifestyle changes. PCOS is a metabolic disorder, whereas PCOD in women is more of a lifestyle condition that can be managed through a well-balanced diet and exercise. The problem, however, is that many women don’t know that they have PCOD. You need to watch out for signs of PCOD and get yourself tested to find out. MFine offers the option to get a PCOD test at home city_name_label via the MFine App. You can also consult a gynecologist to have a better understanding of PCOD in women.
PCOD in women primarily affects a woman’s ovaries which produce the female reproductive hormones – estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle and ensuring that you get your cycle on time. However, the ovaries also produce small quantities of male reproductive hormones or androgens such as testosterone. It is when your body starts producing androgens in excess, it causes a hormonal imbalance which, in turn, develops into PCOD. PCOD problems in women are seen in both the ovaries and the process of ovulation. Ovulation is a process in which the ovaries release eggs every month. PCOD affects this process and can cause a delay in egg release, release immature follicles or cause irregular ovulation. A gynaecologist will conduct a PCOD diagnosis to understand your symptoms better and accordingly suggest a course of treatment – including medication and a PCOD specific diet.
What are the commonly seen causes & symptoms of PCOD in women?
There are several PCOD causes and PCOD symptoms which you need to be aware of, in case you suffer from the condition. Below are 3 main causes of PCOD in women: – Ovarian cysts – Increased levels of male hormones – Genetic factors As the name suggests, polycystic ovarian disorder means that several small cysts or sacks containing eggs grow inside the ovaries. They contain immature eggs which when released leads to ovulation. But if the eggs are never released, it causes irregular and missed menstruation. This, in turn, affects levels of hormones namely progesterone, LH, FSH and estrogen.
Here are some common symptoms of PCOD in women
- Irregular menstruation – If you’re not getting your periods regularly every month, it’s a good idea to see a gynaecologist and get a PCOD test done at the earliest
- Heavy bleeding during menstruation – Since you only get your periods once in a while, its common to experience heavy or excessive bleeding when you do get it
- Hair growth – One of the most common PCOD symptoms. Also known as hirsutism, a large percentage of women with PCOD have hair growth on their face, back and belly. Hair growth is a PCOD sign to look out for.
- Acne problems – Hormonal changes commonly affect the skin too. Your skin may feel oilier and you may experience acne on your face, back and even arms.
- Weight gain – An almost inevitable corollary of PCOD. Most women who show PCOD signs are overweight or obese.
- Skin darkening – Occurs in some women as a PCOD symptom, especially under body creases such as the neck and under breasts.
These are some common PCOD causes and symptoms. PCOD problems in women vary based on the stage and body type of the person. Women with PCOD are also often insulin resistant. Basically, their body can produce insulin properly, but cannot use it as effectively. This puts PCOS women at a higher risk for Type-1 diabetes. Women who are obese and have high cholesterol levels have a higher chance of experiencing more severe symptoms of PCOD. While obesity does not necessarily cause PCOD, it exacerbates the symptoms of cardiovascular risk and glucose intolerance. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, you should get a PCOD blood test done immediately. You can easily get a PCOD blood test at home in city_name_label by booking a PCOD health package on the MFine app!
When to take a PCOD test?
If you find that you are presenting symptoms of PCOD, you should take a PCOD blood test. Any of the symptoms described above can be signs of PCOD. If you have a family history of PCOD, it’s a good idea to get yourself checked beforehand, since it can be genetic in many cases too. Mfine offers the option to get a PCOD blood test at home in city_name_label via the MFine App. You can also consult a Gynecologist to have a better understanding of PCOD in women. While at it, it is highly recommended to consider taking a COVID antibody RTPCR test for safety and assurance, at the comfort of your home, accurately on MFine.
What does a PCOD blood test involve?
A PCOD blood test will measure the level of hormones in your blood. It will measure the level of male hormones such as testosterone as well as other factors such as insulin, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Your gynaecologist may also do a pelvic examination and an ultrasound to confirm PCOD symptoms. But the preliminary step is to take a PCOD blood test. You can easily get one at home by booking a PCOD blood test at home in city_name_label on the MFine app! You can then consult a gynaecologist to discuss your test results and get yourself treated.
How to take the PCOD test online?
You can easily book an appointment online for a PCOD blood test at home in city_name_label through the MFine app and get your tests done conveniently. You can also download the MFine app to connect with doctors and the best gynaecologists in Bengaluru. The PCOD blood test online process in city_name_label includes the booking on Mfine’s app, after which a lab technician will visit your doorstep to collect your blood sample and the results will be shared with you online. You can consult a gynaecologist online on MFine immediately through instant chat and video consultation and make good health a priority today! Also read MFine’s guides to have an in-depth understanding of serious illnesses, treatment as well as maintenance of good health.
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Frequently Asked Questions on PCOD Profile Test
When to take a PCOD blood test?
If you feel that you have symptoms of PCOD, you should definitely take a PCOD blood test. Common symptoms of PCOD in women include skipped or delayed periods, excessive hair growth, acne and weight gain. A PCOD blood test checks the levels of hormones in your blood to check for signs of PCOD.
What does a PCOD blood test include?
Our PCOD health package includes a series of blood tests that determine the level of hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone, LH and FSH in your blood. It also measures the levels of testosterone, insulin, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Based on the results, your gynaecologist in city_name_label will recommend a course of treatment.
How to take a PCOD blood test online?
You can easily book an appointment online for a PCOD blood test at home in city_name_label through the MFine app and get your tests done conveniently. You can also download the MFine app and connect with doctors and the best gynaecologist in city_name_label. If you have booked your PCOD test online, a lab technician will visit your doorstep to collect your blood sample and the results will be shared with you online.
Who should take these tests?
You should get a PCOD blood test if you are experiencing symptoms of PCOD such as skipped or delayed periods, excessive hair growth, acne and weight gain. PCOD problems in women can be overlooked, and hence, you can speak to a general doctor in city_name_label to understand your symptoms better.
Do I need to practice fasting before the blood test?
There is no fixed PCOD blood test timing. A PCOD blood test ideally requires 8-10 hours of fasting to show accurate results. Thus, once you book a PCOD blood test, you will be required to keep a gap of 8-10 or 10-12 hours between your last meal and the time of your test.
When will I get the reports of my PCOD blood test at home in city_name_label ?
Once our phlebotomist collects your blood sample from home, it takes around 48 hours to process and analyse the results in our partner labs. Post this, the PCOD test results will be uploaded onto your profile on the MFine app and will be available for you to check anytime.
What happens once I get my results?
You can get in touch with a gynaecologist in city_name_label once the results of your PCOD blood test are completed. They will discuss the results with you and suggest the best treatment for PCOD accordingly. You can also discuss lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and exercise regimen to manage your PCOD.
A PCOD blood test at home does not require a doctor’s prescription. However, we recommend seeing a gynaecologist in city_name_label before availing of a PCOD health care package so that they may understand your symptoms better first. If you feel the need to visit a medical professional for any health-related test, do not hesitate to visit MFine’s website to see all the health packages available online!