Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Polycystic Ovarian Disease

polycystic-ovarian-syndromePCOD is a disease in which ovaries develop multiple, small vesicle like cysts on account of disturbed hormonal balance in the body. There are a few symptoms of this disease but the ailment is serious enough and must not be neglected. The patient and physician must be very careful while handling polycystic ovaries.  Sometimes, there are no cysts or very less number of cysts detected in the women. These cysts can disappear and recur at various time periods of the menstrual cycle. You must know the major symptoms of the disease to identify the disorder as soon as it appears.

Polycystic Ovarian Disease is characterized by the disturbance in the menstrual cycle. The person with PCOD will show a history of menstrual delay or imbalances like absent menstruation which can be accompanied by alteration with excessive bleeding.  The person will gain weight eventually and will start having androgenic pattern of hair development slowly. The cause of excessive hair is rise in the level of the androgens. Patient can complain of the facial hair and obesity. Other signs include lethargy, fatigue, and dullness of mind, depression and in worst cases suicidal thoughts.  Infertility is the consequence of the polycystic ovaries.