Am I Suffering From PCOS?

Published: May 25, 2024
Dear TeenHealth FX,
i want to know that i am suffering from pcos or not
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Dear Am I Suffering From PCOS?,

Unfortunately, TeenHealth FX cannot diagnose or treat over the internet.

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), is a hormonal disorder that affects 8-13% of women within reproductive age, with 70% of cases remaining undiagnosed worldwide. PCOS is when your ovaries (the organ that produces and releases eggs) creates excess hormones. 

As a result of that, people with PCOS experience symptoms such as:

  • Irregular periods, 
  • Acne, 
  • Ovarian cysts, 
  • Excessive body hair growth, 
  • High Testosterone Levels, 
  • Mood Changes and / or Thinning Hair, 
  • Weight Changes or Trouble Losing Weight,
  • Fatigue,
  • Trouble Conceiving or Infertility 

PCOS is diagnosed through ultrasound and blood tests, which are typically done by a doctor. A medical specialist, a doctor that focuses on a certain part of the body, is best for PCOS diagnosis because of the complexity of it. 

 A gynecologist, a doctor that specializes in the female productive system, can be the best option to help you understand your symptoms. PCOS is treated in different ways, going to a specialist, such as a gynecologist, can help determine the treatment plan that is best for you. 

If you still have concerns and need help finding a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist. 

Please click the links below for more information on PCOS:

Johns Hopkins Medicine – PCOS

KidsHealth – PCOS (For Teens)

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