For something that women endure for the majority of their lives, I find that so many women who come and see me go years with unanswered questions about their periods. From small questions to big worries, if you don’t know something about what is happening with your menstrual cycle, you’re not alone. I find that the most common questions, however, are concerns about irregular periods.
Some medical conditions exhibit symptoms that are very recognizable, making those conditions faster and easier to diagnose and begin treatment. But what if you’re exhibiting symptoms of a disorder that seem like they’re common day-to-day maladies? This can make disorders like PCOS, a prevalent, long-term disorder, harder to diagnose and treat. What’s worse, sometimes the symptoms of PCOS can cause additional, serious risk factors for patients.