PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

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What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

A complex disorder characterized by the presence of multiple cysts on the ovaries, irregular or no menstrual periods and regularly associated with excessive amounts of body hair (hirsuitism), excessive body weight, infertility and insulin resistance.

What is it like to have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Clonazepam, Lorazepam, Alprazolam
Multivitamins, Rest, Vitamin B Complex
Duloxetine, Citalopram, Bupropion
Amitriptyline, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Amitriptyline

What do patients take to treat PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Cetapin, Stagid, Merckformin XR, Riomet)


(Depo-Provera, Provera, Depo-subQ provera 104)


(Spiractin, Verospiron, Aldactone)


These charts show data from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1,109 patients have this condition
  • 17 new patients joined this month
  • 275 say PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 280
30s 458
40s 238
50s 51
60s 8
70+ 1


Distribution of females vs. males

100% Females
0% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 443
20-29 years 217
30-39 years 52
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 855
Not Diagnosed 25

These charts show data from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) patients who have completed their condition history
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