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Myths of PCOS

5 Myths About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Some of the medical issues have the potential to change your life and they once diagnosed. Even though you get diagnosed there is a need to learn as much as possible about them.
PCOS is a natural hormonal condition that affects 10% of the reproductive system of women. Women with PCOS have a hormonal irregularity and metabolism issues that may affect their health. This condition is common among women of reproductive age and can include symptoms such as abnormal menstrual cycle, acne, thinning hair and weight increase.

Myths about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Myth #1: Hair will grow where women don’t want it to grow – Hirsutism one of the most common symptom of PCOS which causes abnormal hair growth in women. All this is due to the excess androgens and can sprout unwanted hair on their upper lip, chin or chest. But not every woman will have this sign. Ethnicity may stimulate a patient to have excess hair.
Myth #2: If you have PCOS you can’t get pregnant. With the hormonal problem affects the ovary’s ability to release an egg to be potentially fertilized for pregnancy. But you can get pregnant both naturally or after fertility treatments such as Follicle-stimulating drugs.
Myth #3: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, then it means you have PCOS. As there are many reasons for the causes of the irregular menstrual cycle, and PCOS is the only one of them. A normal cycle will start from 21 to 35 days. The extreme causes for the irregular cycle are breastfeeding, extreme dieting or overexercising, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids, and thyroid disorders. Even stress can be the one factor. In case your cycle is less than 22 days or more than 34 days long then it is advised to talk to your private gynaecologist. You consultant gynaeologist will conduct some test as per the need so that your private gynaecologist will identify the cause for an irregular cycle.
Myth #4: Women with PCOS is Obese or overweight it’s true which is the symptom too. Despite PCOS does not discriminate and can affect women of all shapes and sizes. Using insulin properly to the body’s inability can lead to overweight gain.
Myth #5: Ultrasound to be diagnosed with PCOS. Due to the presence of multiple follicles or cystic ovaries is not a necessity for being diagnosed with PCOS. A consultant gynaecologist does not have to give you an ultrasound.

By separating fact with myth, you can empower yourself to live a complete, healthy life with PCOS.

Mrs Sarah Hussain is the leading consultant gynaecologist in the UK. She deals with all the gynae issues. If you are facing a PCOS problem, then book an appointment now.