Are You At Risk for PCOS?

Between 5 and 10 percent of Women Worldwide Live With PCOS

Are You At Risk for PCOS?

You got: No Worrisome Symptoms Found!

I got No Worrisome Symptoms Found!. Are You At Risk for PCOS?
Looks like you don't have any PCOS symptoms!. KidStock / Getty Images

Good news! You don’t seem to have any symptoms of PCOS.

Some possible symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods or absent periods, abnormal hair growth (on the upper lip, chin, or chest), problems with oily skin or acne, and male pattern balding or thinning of the hair.

Women with PCOS also are at a higher risk for obesity, insulin resistance, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage.

Based on the answers to your questions, it doesn’t look like these are problems for you.

However, I’m guessing that if you took this quiz, you have concerns about your health. I want to encourage you to talk to your doctor.

Just because your particular problems weren’t asked about on this quiz doesn’t mean there isn’t something wrong.

Maybe your symptoms are a little embarrassing. Maybe you’re experiencing pain and your doctor isn’t taking you seriously.

Please, be brave and speak up! If your doctor isn’t listening, find a new doctor. You deserve good care. Fight for it.

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Are You At Risk for PCOS?

You got: Probably Not PCOS But...

I got Probably Not PCOS But.... Are You At Risk for PCOS?
Infertility and depression are possible PCOS symptoms.. Peter Glass / Getty Images

You do have some worrisome symptoms.

Maybe you’re dealing with depression or anxiety. Maybe you’re overweight and having difficulty losing that weight.

While these are common PCOS symptoms, they can also be caused by a variety of other hormonal imbalances.

Perhaps you’ve been trying to get pregnant and have not been successful. PCOS is a common cause of female infertility.

But it is just one of many causes. Don’t forget, too, that there’s male infertility, and infertility can be caused by problems on both sides.

If you haven’t gotten pregnant after one year of trying (or after six months, if you’re 35 or older) – or, if you’ve had two or more miscarriages in a row – please go see your doctor for a full fertility evaluation.

If you’re depressed or struggling with your weight, also, please see your doctor! For example, a thyroid imbalance can lead to weight problems, infertility, and depression.

Whether it’s PCOS, a thyroid problem, or something else, there’s help for you!

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Are You At Risk for PCOS?

You got: You Have Possible PCOS Symptoms

I got You Have Possible PCOS Symptoms. Are You At Risk for PCOS?
Call and make an appointment to speak to your doctor.. Guido Mieth / Getty Images

You have one or two PCOS risk factors or symptoms, and possibly a few other worrisome symptoms.

Possible PCOS symptoms include irregular or absent periods, abnormal hair growth, oily skin or acne, and male pattern balding or thinning of the hair.

Women with PCOS are at a higher risk for obesity, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage.

If you haven’t spoken to your doctor yet about your symptoms, please do! They may or may not be PCOS. Only your doctor can say.

The usual advice is that you should try to get pregnant for one year – or six months, if you’re 35 or older – and then seek help.

But, if you already have infertility symptoms or risk factors, you should see your doctor now.

There are fertility treatments if you want to conceive. If you’re hoping to lose weight, and you’re insulin resistant, your doctor may prescribe metformin.

The sooner you seek help, the sooner your doc can help you. So, go! It’s going to be okay.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Are You At Risk for PCOS?

You got: You’re at Risk for PCOS

I got You’re at Risk for PCOS. Are You At Risk for PCOS?
The sooner you talk to your doctor, the sooner you can get help.. Caiaimage/Agnieszka Wozniak / Getty Images

You have at least three major symptoms or risk factors for PCOS.

Now, that doesn’t mean you have PCOS. There are other hormonal imbalances that need to be ruled out. Only your doctor can do that.

PCOS symptoms include irregular or absent periods, abnormal hair growth, oily skin or acne, and male pattern balding or thinning of the hair.

Women with PCOS are at a higher risk for obesity, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage.

They usually say you should try to get pregnant for one year – or six months, if you’re 35 or older – and then seek help.

But, if you already have infertility symptoms or risk factors, you should see your doctor now.

There are fertility treatments if you want to conceive. If you want to lose weight, and you’re insulin resistant, your doctor may prescribe metformin.

If you’re depressed – which, yes, can be related to PCOS – there is help for that, too.

The sooner you seek help, the sooner your doc can help you.

So, please don’t wait. 

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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