Complications Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
• Cholesterol and lipid abnormalities, such as elevated triglycerides or low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol “good cholesterol”
• Metabolic syndrome (a cluster of signs and symptoms that indicate a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease)
• Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (a severe liver inflammation caused by fat accumulation in the liver)
• Sleep apnea
• Abnormal uterine bleeding
• Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer), caused by exposure to continuous high levels of estrogen
• If a woman suffering from PCOS becomes pregnant, then gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure may occur.