Symptoms of PCOD

Symptoms of PCOD typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. The most common symptom of PCOD is irregular menstrual periods. The severity of PCOD symptoms appears to be largely determined by factors such as obesity.
Since PCOD is marked by a decrease in female sex hormones, this condition may cause women to develop certain male characteristics, such as:

  • Excess hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes
  • Decrease in breast size
  • Deeper voice
  • Thin hair
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Infertility
  • Heavy periods or no menstrual periods
  • Excess body or facial fair
  • Patches of thick, dark, or velvety skin

Type 2 symptoms include:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive sleep
  • Heart disease
  • Mood disorders
  • Endometrial cancer
September 3, 2016

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