Myth -Polycystic ovaries and PCOS is same
Fact- A syndrome is a combination of multiple symptoms and signs. In Polycystic syndrome, there could be cysts in the ovary, facial hairs, obesity, irregular cycle, acne, infertility, and so on. Having two or more symptoms together is termed as the polycystic ovarian syndrome
Polycystic ovary (PCO) is a condition in which there are many small cysts in the ovaries. PCO is one of the most common female endocrine diagnosis.
It is a mysterious condition for many women. That’s why it is good to clear the myth about PCO.
Myth 1: I had an ultrasound and it did not show any cysts on my ovaries, so PCOS cannot be the problem.
Fact: Some women do not show cysts on their ovaries but have other symptoms that lead to them being diagnosed and treated for PCOS. Other women have cysts on their ovaries but do not have PCOS. The presence of cysts can be an important symptom in identifying PCOS, but it is only part of the picture.
Myth2: Women whose mother or sister has PCO are more likely to have PCO.
FACT: There appears to be a genetic component to PCOS.
Myth3: All women with PCOS are overweight.
Fact: Many women with PCOS are overweight, but thin women can have PCO as well. If you have signs and symptoms of PCOS, you should talk to your doctor about the possibility.
Myth4: There’s no cure for PCOS.
FACT: Yes! It is a lifestyle disorder and can be reduced and also prevented from increasing. The treatment is aimed to improve your lifestyle which would enhance your health and fertility. Losing weight is one of the most important things you can do.
Myth5. PCOS affects more on your skin.
Fact: PCOS may affect only your skin causing acne. It may be one of the symptoms of PCOS or the only symptom. In addition to irregular periods, difficult-to-control acne or hair growing in places you don’t want it.
Myth6: Medication can help PCOS
Fact: Hormone therapy in the form of oral contraceptive pills are commonly used with great success in managing the symptoms and outcomes of PCOS.
However, it’s a multidisciplinary approach, and treatments are available in other pathies also.
Myth7: I have PCOS — I am never going to be able to have a baby.
Fact: Some women with PCOS are able to become pregnant with no assistance. Many more are able to become pregnant with minor assistance and others still have to go with IVF.