What are the different stages of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS can show up in a few different ways, each with its characteristics:

  • Insulin Resistance Stage: This is the most common type of PCOS, where insulin resistance messes with hormone levels, especially androgens.

  • Inflammatory PCOS: This type might bring headaches, infections, and skin issues due to inflammation.

  • Post-Pill PCOS: Some women might experience PCOS symptoms after stopping oral contraception pills suddenly.

  • Adrenal PCOS: This type isn’t linked to insulin resistance, inflammation, or birth control pills. Instead, stress is the main culprit here.

Each stage of PCOS can have its own set of symptoms and challenges, so it’s important to work with a healthcare provider to manage and treat it effectively.