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"Could I have PCOS?"

ZocdocAnswersCould I have PCOS?


no period for 9 month and a vomiting three days ago


I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN. PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a condition of the endocrine system that affects multiple areas of the body. While it is called polycystic ovarian syndrome, the small cysts that occur in the ovaries are not really consequential. Usually the first symptom of PCOS is an irregular cycle. If you had normal periods in the past and you suddenly stop getting them, PCOS is certainly a possibility. Of course the first thing that should be ruled out as pregnancy, which is the most common cause of a missed period. Other features of PCOS include diabetes, difficulty losing weight, facial hair growth, and high blood pressure. Many of these problems can be helped with weight loss. The irregular cycles are typically treated with oral contraceptives. The vomiting that occurred in you is not likely to be related to PCOS. Again, I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN. Gynecologists are typically adept at treating PCOS, at least the part of it which involves the female hormones. In some cases, patients need to be followed by an endocrinologist if there are major issues with diabetes or hirsutism (hair growth on the face). If you feel that the main issue for you right now is your vomiting, then you can schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.

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