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10 Common Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) You Should Know

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7. High Blood Pressure

high blood pressure

PCOS is a disorder that might present cardiovascular complications.

This becomes apparent when one considers its most common symptoms, such as insulin resistance, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity.


Hypertension is a commonly occurring symptom in PCOS patients, especially in women with an increased body mass index (BMI), according to a 2015 study published in The American Journal of Hypertension.

If you have high blood pressure, are overweight or obese, and exhibit other symptoms of PCOS, you might just be an undiagnosed patient.

8. Abnormal Skin Discoloration

acanthosis nigricans


PCOS may trigger a skin abnormality that causes brown or black thick patches, that usually appear in skin folds, such as neck folds, forehead, navel, armpits, breasts, between the thighs, around the groin region and occasionally on the elbows, knees and hands. This is called acanthosis nigricans.


Out of 30 patients with acanthosis nigricans, six were diagnosed with PCOS, according to a 2011 study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology.

Insulin resistance or high insulin levels in PCOS patients is responsible for the appearance of thick, corrosive, and discolored skin on various parts of the body.

These patches may be accompanied by skin tags, tiny skin-colored growths that appear like warts and hang from the skin.

Out of 33 PCOS patients (18 to 32 years old), 68.75 percent reported having acanthosis nigricans, according to a 2004 study published in the Middle East Fertility Society Journal.

10 Common Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) You Should Know was last modified: November 30th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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3 thoughts on “10 Common Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) You Should Know”

  1. I am 45 years old and I have a cyst in my Ovaries a size of a walnut and I don’t understand why the doctor then remove it I live in Manteca I thought he could help me but since I don’t have insurance will actually I do have insurance but I only pay 27 months but I only have one income that only pays my rent and a few bills I can’t even see a doctor to get a check up I’m having a hardship and I know I have something wrong with me my menstrual Come, go
    In 2003 I had a cyst and at the time I lived in San Jose and they removed it and I didn’t have cancer or any problems but then I come up here to Manteca and the doctors were really rude and it just didn’t help me they said if I’m in pain to come back again but that I have to pay up front and I don’t have thousands of dollars so I guess I just suffer!

  2. Some people. Are lucky. I leave in Somalia we do have doctors but they are not qualified Dc’s. And we have the Turks too. But they can’t speek English. Now the problem is am 38yrs old and the last time seeing my period was on August 2015 almost all the signs you have mentioned them I have seen them with me.
    With people like us being in country where we are trying to struggle to even have a basic lifestyle,
    The thing that I said some people are lucky are:-
    1. They can get help
    2. They have family support and community
    3. They can afford treatment

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