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PCOS (PCOD) – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome among adolescent girls


Aug 8, 2019


PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS (PCOD) is a hormonal condition that affects up to 1 out of every 5 reproductive aged women.


Symptoms:

  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Acne/Oily Skin
  • Hirsutism
  • Loss of Hair/Alopecia
  • Pigmentation
  • Mood Changes/Depression 
PCOS

Among those diagnosed with PCOS, 50% can be non-obese, 43% can be overweight and ONLY 7% obese.

PCOS

Diagnosis:

  • Diagnosis of PCOS in adolescence remains a challenge because of overlapping of symptoms of PCOS with normal pubertal changes in adolescents
  • Early Diagnosis is important to inculcate early life style modifications which will prevent metabolic and reproductive complications
  • Overall incidence of PCOS among adolescence has seen an increasing trend.
  • Tests to screen and diagnose for PCOS (PCOD):

  • Blood Tests:
    • FSH
    • LH
    • Testosterone
    • Estrogens
    • SHBG
    • Androstenedione
    • Lipid Profile
    • Glucose test
    • Insulin

Get your teenage girl child tested for PCOD Profile to detect and manage PCOD as early as possible


http://www.modernwellness.in/PCOD.html

Citation: Singh A, Vijaya K, Laxmi KS. Prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome among adolescent girls: a prospective study. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2018;7:4375-8