PCOD Test and Quiz
PCOD test helps in confirming you the ailment so that you can start your treatment without any delay.
Let us have a look on PCOD. In addition, Polycystic Ovary Disease is a condition which affects young girls and women in their child-bearing years and alters the levels of multiple hormones, which results in problems affecting many body systems.
Most of the women with PCOD produce excess male sex hormone (androgens), a condition known as hyperandrogenism. When a body has too much of these hormones, it typically leads to excessive body hair growth (hirsutism), acne, and male pattern baldness.
Hyperandrogenism – Result of PCOD Test
Hyperandrogenism, when combined with an abnormal level of sex hormones, prevent the normal release of egg cells from the ovaries (ovulation) along with regular menses. Moreover, in this, it is difficult to conceive a baby (subfertility), or complete inability to conceive (infertility). Due to increased irregular and infrequent menstruation and hormone abnormalities, affect women and it tends to increased risk of cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer).
It is very important to keep an eye on your symptoms. PCOD can show a single symptom, multiple of them, or even invisible symptoms. Sometimes the symptom disappears on its own, but it does not mean that you have to wait for that time period. Visit your doctor for the complete diagnosis of PCOD.
Now the most important question arises that whether you have PCOD or not? So, now let’s play a quiz. You might experience the following symptoms which makes you feel that you have the disease. This quiz is comprised of twelve questions which narrows down the symptoms and which you need to ask yourself. Even your answer is yes to every underlying question it is not a guarantee that you have PCOD. Your symptoms may be due to other medical condition which you need to consult with your doctor.
The quiz comprises of twelve questions which mainly focus on the common problem areas of PCOD Test : –
Irregular Menstruation: –
1. In a year, do you experience eight or fewer periods?
2. Have you ever gone through four months or longer period gap?
3. Have you ever undergone to irregular menses?
4. Do you experience trouble in conceiving?
Skin And Hair Problems: –
5. Is there excessive hair growth on your body and face?
6. Is there any severe adolescent or persistent adult acne?
7. Is there any thinning scalp hair?
8. Is there any skin tags or velvety dark skin patches on the nape of your neck?
Weight Problems: –
9. In a few days have you noticed the weight gain?
10. Does your waistline have excess weight?
11. Within the first few hours after the meal do you experience sugar cravings, drowsiness and sometimes light-headedness?
12. Do you or any of your close family member have type 2 diabetes?
Among these twelve questions, if five of the questions are yes to you, then you must definitely go for PCOD test. It might not be compulsory, that you have PCOD, your symptoms might disappear within some days, but it may give rise to other medical condition.
Furthermore, if any two of these question are yes, you could be under PCOD arrest. In case, one of the questions is yes, you need not wait to disappear the symptom. Diagnosis is very important as we all know that prevention is better than cure.
Women with PCOD, are at increased risk of developing other medical conditions which includes hypertension, elevated levels of insulin, increased belly fat, sleep apnea, depression and many more when compared to the general population.