thank you for your query.
PCOS is a multi symptom complex that has anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation
, amenorrhea, ovulation-related infertility, and polycystic ovaries; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and hirsutism; and insulin resistance
, often associated with obesity.
the increase in testosterone
is due to -
1.the release of excessive luteinizing hormone
(LH) by the anterior pituitary
2.through high levels of insulin in the blood (hyperinsulinaemia) in women whose ovaries are sensitive to this stimulus.
Normally, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens). In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens.hence there is a common imbalance in the hormones in the body.OCPs help in stabilizing these hormones and hence in turn regularizing menstruation.
to confirm diagnosis of PCOS i would suggest you to get an ultrasound done and it will show the classic cysts in line on the ovary.
also continue with OCP's and if you want to get pregnant then you will have to start using additional medication such as clomiphene citrate.your doctor will advise you further on it.
wishing you good health