September is recognized as PCOS awareness month
Doctors say it's a condition many women have.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— The month of September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome awareness month.
We spoke with OBGYN at Piedmont Macon, Dr. Thomas Brian Lee, about the disease also known as PCOS.
He says it’s a condition many women have. Symptoms and signs include frequent small cysts on the ovaries, diabetes, issues with cholesterol and infertility, and irregular periods.
He says make sure you’re visiting your gynecologist for a yearly exam.
“We’re screening for cervical cancer, sometimes we screen for colon cancer when you’re old enough, and we do the lab work to look for diabetes and cholesterol and so it’s very important for that,” said Dr. Lee.
He says many times women with PCOS are overweight, which could lead to diabetes and issues with cholesterol. If a diagnosis comes early enough, it could be treated with diet and exercise.