Common symptoms of PCOS include irregular or absent menstrual periods, excessive hair growth (hirsutism), acne, and weight gain. Women with PCOS may also experience difficulty getting pregnant due to irregular ovulation.

Diagnosis of PCOS involves a physical exam, medical history review, and various tests, such as hormone level assessments and ultrasound imaging of the ovaries.

Management of PCOS aims to address the specific symptoms and concerns of each individual. Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, such as adopting a balanced diet and regular exercise, hormonal contraceptives to regulate menstrual cycles and hormone levels, and medications to improve insulin sensitivity or induce ovulation for women trying to conceive.

Early detection and appropriate management of PCOS can help improve symptoms, reduce the risk of long-term complications, and support overall reproductive and metabolic health. Women with concerns about PCOS should consult with a healthcare provider for proper evaluation and personalized treatment recommendations.