Questions to Ask Yourself

  • 1. Are you 20 pounds overweight?

  • 2. Do you carry this excess weight mostly around your middle?

  • 3. Have you gained weight suddenly?

  • 4. Do you have less than 9 menstrual cycles per year?

  • 5. Are you having difficulty trying to get pregnant?

  • 6. Do you take birth control pills to assist you on having regular menstrual cycles?

  • 7. Do you take any medications to help give you a menstrual cycle?

  • 8. Do you have hair on your upper lip, chin, facial, neck, chest and/or abdomen?

  • 9. Are you experiencing thinning hair, typically on the top of your head?

  • 10. Do you have acne?

  • 11. Do you have dark skin discolorations or dark skin patches?

  • 12. Do you have Skin tags?

  • 13. Do you have Diabetes in your family history?

  • 14. Have you been diagnosed with ovarian cysts?

  • 15. Does your mother or your daughter(s) have any of the symptoms listed above?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you have identified some of the common symptoms of PCOS. However, this does not necessarily mean you have PCOS. If you suspect you may have PCOS, visit a PCOS specialist to learn more and get a proper diagnosis.

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