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PCOD FAQs

PCOD FAQ: What is PCOD?

PCOD is an endocrine disorder among women that is one of the common causes of sub fertility in them.

What are signs and symptoms of PCOD?

  • Absence of menstrual cycle for a long period of time
  • Difficulty in getting pregnant because of absence of ovulation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Obesity
  • Hair growth on face and other parts of the body

What causes PCOD?

The exact cause of PCOD has not been identified yet. Some reasons include:

  • Changing lifestyle patterns
  • Genetic traits
  • Those with family history of ovarian cysts
  • What are the health risks of women with PCOD?
  • The health risks of PCOD are
  • Diabetes
  • Increase in weight
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

Diagnosis of PCOD?

  • Thyroid level tests
  • Ultrasounds

Treatment of PCOD? Is there a cure?

Yes. There is treatment for PCOD. It includes:

  • Contraceptive pills to regulate menstruation
  • Insulin-sensitizing medications
  • Treatment for inducing ovulation
  • Medications that block androgen release
  • Topical anti-hair-growth medications.
  • Other excess hair treatments
  • Lifestyle changes and Home remedies for PCOD?
  • Keeping weight in check
  • Regular exercise
  • Eating low carbohydrate foods

Alternative Names?

Alternative names are hyperandrogenic anovulation and Stein–Leventhal syndrome.


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