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PCOS and PCOD – What’s the Difference?

UPDATED ON 16 NOV. 2022

PCOS Vs PCOD

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Polycystic ovary disorder (PCOD) are two conditions that are often used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two. 

PCOS is the more common of the two conditions and is caused by an imbalance of hormones.

PCOD, on the other hand, is caused by an overproduction of testosterone. If you’re not sure which condition you have, here’s a guide to help you determine the difference between two

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Difference Between PCOS & PCOD

PCOS and PCOD are both disorders that can cause a woman to have irregular periods, trouble getting pregnant, and excess hair growth. 

However, there are some key differences between the two conditions. 

PCOS is a hormonal condition that causes the ovaries to produce too much testosterone. This can lead to the development of small cysts on the ovaries, as well as symptoms like weight gain, thinning hair, and acne. 

PCOD also causes the ovaries to produce too much testosterone, it is not a hormone disorder. Instead, it is caused by a buildup of fluid in the ovaries. This can also lead to the development of cysts, but the symptoms are typically less severe than those seen in PCOS. 

As a result, women with PCOD are more likely to be able to get pregnant than women with PCOS.

Also Read : Best age to get pregnant with PCOS

Treatment for both conditions often includes lifestyle changes and medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the cysts.

Now we know the Difference between PCOS & PCOD, let’s find out symptoms

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Symptoms of PCOS & PCOD

Symptoms of PCOS :

  • Irregular Periods
  • Excess hair growth
  • acne
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair 
  • Female infertility 
  • Darkened skin patches on the neck and armpits.

Symptoms of PCOD :

  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Excess facial, chest, and abdominal hair growth 
  • Acne 
  • Infertility 
  • Ovarian cysts 
  • High levels of male hormones, cause the deepening of the voice, balding, and an increase in muscle mass

Also Read : Irregular Periods Treatment for Unmarried Women

By understanding the differences between PCOS and PCOD one can take the appropriate steps to diagnose and treat these conditions. 

Seeking medical advice is always recommended if you suspect that you may have either condition. Working with a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis will ensure that you receive treatment tailored specifically for your needs. With the right care, both PCOS and PCOD can be managed successfully.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding either condition, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Dr. Jay Mehta  who is a infertility specialist in Mumbai or a healthcare provider can provide you with the information and support needed to understand and manage your condition.

AUTHOR

Dr Jay Mehta

Scientific Director & IVF Specialist with 10+ years of experience

TREATMENT

PCOS

CONDITION

PCOD

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