Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition in women and is one of the major causes of infertility. It is estimated that almost 10% of fertile women suffer from this disease.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, is a condition in which level of the sex hormones in women, estrogen and progesterone, are out of balance. This imbalance, leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause problems with a woman’s menstrual cycle, cardiac function and of course, can lead to fertility. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 10 women suffers from PCOS. Currently, this condition affects almost 5 million women in the United States.
Despite rare menstruation, infertility, depression, increased hair, obesity, hair loss, oily skin and acne, PCOS can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes or vascular disease. In most cases, the ovaries are enlarged and the cysts can be detected by ultrasound. The exact cause for syndrome is not known, some doctors say is from insulin resistance, small inflammation and genetics.
Symptoms usually starts after a woman begins to menstruate. Symptoms varies from person to person. Some of the most common characteristic of PCOS is irregular menstrual periods. Also, other symptoms or signs, may be, but not limited to:
- Excess hair (on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs or toes)
- Decrease in breast size
- Deeper voice
- Weight gain
- Pelvic pain
- Pain in the abdomen
Also, according to Dr. Andrea Dunaif, a doctor from Northwestern Memorial hospital, they are other early signs which may point to this syndrome or diseases. Recognizing the signs and symptoms is of great importance to prevent serious consecuencias.
Here are her signs and symptoms which may point to Early Signs Of Ovarian Cysts and something what you need to take serious and check with your doctor.
- Difficulty in urinating
- Abnormal Bleeding or Painful Menstruation
- Pain During intercourse
- Increased Weight in Short Period
- Loss in Appetite
- Feeling of Fullness After Small Meal
- Pain in the Lower Back
- Bloated Stomach
- Pain during Sex
Also sometimes, they can be other warning signs, such as extreme fatigue or intestine disorder without any reason. Also, you should see your doctor if you experience bleeding in postmenopausal.
Although these may be symptoms for many diseases or can be caused by many reasons, it’s always better to consult with your doctor for right diagnose.