Women’s Checklist for PCOS

This symptom list is not an all or none checklist — you don’t have to have all the symptoms to have the problem.

What you may see/feel?

  • Infrequent, absent, and/or irregular menstrual periods none or few normal periods
  • Infertility or inability to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy. In fact, PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility
  • Hirsutism — increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes
  • Patches of dark skin (almost velvety black) on the back of your neck, under arms, groin and other areas.
  • Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
  • Weight gain or obesity, usually with extra weight around the waist
  • Skin tags — Excess flaps of skin, usually found in the armpit or groin
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue – very low energy level all the time.
  • Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
  • Sleep apnea — when breathing stops for short periods of time while asleep
  • Pelvic pain
  • Heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Difficulty falling asleep

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