Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is very common, but many times it is underdiagnosed and a misunderstood disorder in young women today. Symptoms of PCOS may include irregular periods, increased facial and body hair, alopecia, acne, and multiple cysts of the ovaries.
It is important to diagnose PCOS due to its potential metabolic and reproductive consequences. PCOS can increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver problems, and obstructive sleep apnea. PCOS may also increase the risk of having difficulties conceiving.
There are various treatment modalities available for PCOS patients, so speak to your health care professional if you have any of these signs or symptoms.