Women with PCOS can experience many problems like irregular periods and abnormal hormone levels. PCOS is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder leading to ovarian cysts, infertility, and large ovaries.
Symptoms of PCOS Are:
- Irregular periods, missed periods or very light periods
- Male pattern baldness or thinning hairs
- Weight gain
- Ovaries have cysts
- Acne or oily skin
This can have an adverse effect on relationships and the women dealing with it.
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Issues with Self Esteem
PCOS gives rise to acne, pimples, oily skin, one's physical appearance, hair loss, and skin tags. This can lead to women's self-esteem and make them feel uncomfortable. These issues are linked to mood swings and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Talking about your private issues with your consultant doctor can be challenging. Especially when they suggest something on when to get intimate and all personal things, this may get a couple uncomfortable. Try to find ways to talk to each other, and appreciate each other. This may get things better.
Battle with Infertility
Infertility can affect a relationship and this may have a major impact on the relationship. Women having PCOS think that infertility is their fault. It's better to keep in mind that it is common and nothing to feel ashamed about. If you think having PCOS is effective in your life, getting help from a psychiatrist is necessary.
Variation in Weight
Losing weight can be the most difficult task with PCOS. It does not cause serious body image issues but it can be displeasing to people who do not have to watch increased weight. This can cause a negative effect on relationships when you find yourself comparing others.
It can be hard to talk about your PCOS to your partner. This happens especially in the early stages of relationships. If you are comfortable with your partner, talk to your partner and share your insecurities and feelings. It can be beneficial to deal with this and it also helps in their understanding of your problem and finding a way to deal with it.
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