Experiencing irregular periods, sudden weight gain or sudden weight loss? There could be a chance that you are suffering from PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Get yourself checked by leading gynaecologists at Definite Cure today for simple solutions and treatment options.



PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common gynaecological issue faced by women between the ages of 14 and 44, which is between puberty and menopause.

When a woman has PCOS, small sacs filled with fluid develop inside the ovaries. Hence the name ‘polycystic’ which means several cysts. These sacs are normally formed from the follicles that contain immature eggs. Therefore, ovulation is disturbed as eggs do not mature.

This, in turn, affects the hormones produced in the ovaries. It includes both female and male hormones. The levels of estrogen and progesterone which are the female hormones reduce. one of the most common symptoms of PCOS disease is an irregularity in periods and rest are
  • Irregular ovulation leads to PCOS pregnancy issues
  • Causes metabolic syndromes like low HDL or good cholesterol levels, high blood pressure high blood sugar and obesity
  • Sleep apnoea or breathing issues while sleeping
  • Endometrial cancer due to thickening of the uterine lining
  • Depression as a result of bodily changes and imbalance in hormones


PCOS symptoms and treatment go hand-in-hand. The treatment method varies based on the intensity of various symptoms, such as:

  • Increase in body hair growth
  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
  • Acne
  • Increase in weight
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Skin darkening
  • Recurring headaches

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Although the exact causes of polycystic ovarian syndrome are not known, the following are known to make women more susceptible to the condition:

  • Genetics/ family history of PCOS
  • Insulin resistance
  • Inflamed tissues in the body lead to PCOS
  • Overweight women are prone to PCOS


The following PCOS tests help diagnose the condition:

  • Symptoms and physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound to check abnormalities in the follicles, ovaries and uterus.

PCOS must be managed by making significant lifestyle changes like following a good diet and exercise regime. There are some common PCOS medical treatments as mentioned below:

  • Non-surgical:
    • Hormone medication: Progestin and oestrogen tablets increase the levels of these hormones to regulate ovulation. This can also reduce issues like excess hair growth.
    • Metformin: This type 2 diabetes medication helps improve insulin levels to treat PCOS.
    • Clomiphene: This medication is provided to women who have fertility issues related to PCOS.
  • Surgical:

Minimum invasion procedures like ovarian drilling are used to restore normal ovulation. A small hole is drilled into the ovary using a laser or a thin needle to do so.

If you have had surgical treatment for PCOS, consume the recommended medication and ensure a follow-up to check progress. Some options to manage and prevent PCOS are:

  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Healthy diet
  • Minimal access procedures
  • Short duration of procedures
  • Faster healing
  • Zero scarring
  • Painless surgical options
  • Short or no hospital stay
  • Skilled doctors from Safdarjung and AIIMs
  • Early rejoin of work

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