What are the first signs of PCOS?

Common symptoms of PCOS include:
  • irregular periods or no periods at all.
  • difficulty getting enceinte (because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate)
  • excessive hair growth (hirsutism) – usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks.
  • weight gain.
  • thinning hair and hair loss from the head.
  • oily skin or acne.

How can you test for PCOS at home?

The most common PCOS symptoms are:
  1. Irregular periods. A lack of ovulation prevents the uterine lining from shedding every month. …
  2. Heavy bleeding. …
  3. Hair growth. …
  4. Acne. …
  5. Weight gain. …
  6. Male pattern baldness. …
  7. Darkening of the skin. …
  8. Headaches.

At what age PCOS starts?

It’s common for women to find out they have PCOS when they have trouble getting enceinte, but it often begins soon after the first menstrual period, as young as age 11 or 12. It can also develop in the 20s or 30s.

Can you suddenly get PCOS?

Who gets PCOS? Between 5% and 10% of women between 15 and 44, or during the years you can have children, have PCOS. Most women find out they have PCOS in their 20s and 30s, when they have problems getting enceinte and see their doctor. But PCOS can happen at any age after puberty.

Does PCOS go away?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for PCOS, but overweight and obese women can help balance their hormone levels by losing weight. Otherwise, treatment is aimed at managing symptoms. A wide range of treatment options can help prevent any potential problems.

What happens if PCOS is left untreated?

If left untreated, PCOS can become a serious problem. All of the symptoms you experience can lead to other health risks like cancers, acne scars, and heart disease if you don’t see a doctor and receive treatment. Other health problems may include sleep apnea and problems getting enceinte.

How serious is PCOS?

Women with PCOS are more likely to develop certain serious health problems. These include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, problems with the heart and blood vessels, and uterine cancer. Women with PCOS often have problems with their ability to get enceinte (fertility).