PCOS symptoms may include the following:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Trouble getting pregnant due to lack of ovulation
- Increased hair growth in a male distribution pattern (e.g., on face and chest)
Other problems associated with PCOS include: increased miscarriage rates and long-term health problems, including diabetes, dyslipidemias (high cholesterol and triglycerides), uterine cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
If diagnosed properly, several treatment options are available that can lead to positive reproductive outcomes and that will mitigate many of the other long-term health effects of PCOS.