There are so many signs you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome, but it tends to go undiagnosed until you encounter a larger problem like trouble getting pregnant or an inability to lose weight. The signs and symptoms may be diagnosed as something else, but if you have several of these symptoms make sure to ask your doctor if you could have PCOS. I have had every single one of these symptoms since my early teens and no doctor ever diagnosed me until this year. I started the medicine I was prescribed and nearly every symptom has lessened. These symptoms are very hard to cope with and many are sort of embarrassing. Just know that there are numerous women out there dealing with the same issues; you’re not alone. 5-10% of women have PCOS but only about half have actually been diagnosed. If you have any of the signs you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome, look into it further by searching Google, or better yet, talk to your doctor!
1. Irregular Menstrual Cycle
One of the most important signs you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome is menstrual cycle irregularities. Personally, I rarely had my period growing up (I know for some that may sound like a blessing… and to be honest, I didn’t mind). I would have it 3-4 times per year. Doctors told me it could be stress or “something else” causing this to happen. If your periods start becoming erratic and you aren’t a young teen or approaching menopause, you should ask your doctor to evaluate you for PCOS.