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PCOS Symptoms

PCOS symptoms tend to start gradually and often start in the early teens.

Frequently PCOS symptoms are mistaken for other medical problems.

With polycystic ovary syndrome you may have only a few symptoms or many symptoms.

The symptoms of PCOS include, but are not limited to the following:

  • irregular or no menstrual periods
  • acne
  • obesity/weight gain/inability to lose weight
  • breathing problems while sleeping
  • depression
  • oily skin
  • infertility
  • skin discolorations
  • high cholesterol levels
  • elevated blood pressure
  • excess or abnormal hair growth and distribution
  • pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis
  • multiple ovarian cysts
  • skin tags