Having PCOS does NOT mean that you have hypothyroidism or have an increased chance of developing hypothyroidism. However, both conditions can coexist in the same person. Although PCOS and hypothyroidism are fundamentally different conditions, they do share similarities. However, the exact relationship and how it affects a woman’s health is still unknown.
It’s been shown that women who have both these conditions have harmful metabolic and reproductive effects and worse symptoms than those who only have one of the two conditions.