Busting 3 myths about PCOS
0. Myth 1: PCOS is diagnosed by ultrasound
Fact: For the diagnosis of PCOS, the woman should have 2 out of 3 feature such as irregular cycles/ anovulation, clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism and PCOS appearance of ovaries on ultrasound
Myth 2: PCOS is a type of ovarian cyst
Fact: Some women think that it is a type of ovarian cyst. No its not. It is the appearance of multiple follicles on the ovaries which gives a false impression of having ovarian cysts. It is these multiple follicles which gives the name “polycystic” to this condition
Myth 3: Affects only obese women
Fact: Although obesity and PCOS are closely related, it can affect anyone. There is even an entity called lean pcos which occurs in lean women.