The prevalence and features of the polycystic ovary syndrome in young South Indian women from Pondicherry

Willis G. Sheelaa, Rekha Radha


Background: Aim of current study was to correlate clinical presentation of menstrual irregularity with ultrasound ovarian morphology and assess prevalence of occult PCO.

Methods: Fifty women in the age group of 15-25 years attending gynaecology OPD with the complaints of menstrual irregularity were selected for the study. Fifty women within the same age group without any of these complaints were enrolled as control.

Results: Past In study group 80% were obese, 50% had acne, 26% had hirsutism, 94% had oligomenorrhea, 80% had ovarian morphological changes and 6% had amenorrhea. In the control group 48% were obese and 46% had ovarian changes.  

Conclusions: Occult PCOD category need follow up and laboratory assays, as they have risk of PCOD and long term implications like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. 


Prevalence, Occult PCO, PCOS

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