There is an irregularity in my period and I am overweight. Would PCOS be the reason?

It is necessary to have two out of three of these conditions to be diagnosed with PCOS.

There is an irregularity in my period and I am overweight. Would PCOS be the reason?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a term that causes many women to believe they have it if their ovaries are filled with cysts, and they are overweight. The reality is that it is not always the case.  Two of the following three symptoms are required for PCOS diagnosis.

·        On the second day of your menstruation, perform a quick blood test to look for excess androgens. On days 21 through 23, perform a progesterone test.

·        An ultrasound to confirm the presence of many follicles on either or both ovaries.

·        Irregular menstruation

It is not necessarily a sign of PCOS if you merely have irregular periods, extra follicles on your ovaries, or an abundance of facial or chest hair. To validate the diagnosis, any of these components must be present in combination.