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my name karanveer. submiting question for my elder sister who is now said by doctor for PCOS. my family have no idea about this disease. please help by telling the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?
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Dr. Madhu Gupta

Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon (Obs & Gyn)

Some of the common symptoms associated with PCOS are: • Weight Gain: Nearly half of all PCOS patients gain weight and find it hard to manage obesity problems. • Fatigue: A lot of PCOS-afflicted individuals tend to feel fatigued and suffer from low energy levels. Other issues like poor sleep may cause this sensation of fatigue. • Hirsutism: Unwanted growth of excess hair may occur on the arms, chest, back, toes, thumbs, abdomen, and face. PCOS-related hirsutism could stem from hormonal problems connected to androgens. • Hair Loss: Middle-aged PCOS patients often report thinning of the hair on their head. • Mood Swings: PCOS increases the possibility of mood swings, anxiety, and depression. • Infertility: PCOS is one of the major causes of female infertility. But not every PCOS patient reports the same problems. While a few women require fertility treatments, others still retain the ability to conceive the natural way. • Pelvic Pain: Pelvic pain can sometimes occur during periods, followed by heavy bleeding. It could also occur at times when the woman isn’t on her periods.

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