Is Continuous Spotting a Possible Effect of PCOS?

Is Continuous Spotting a Possible Effect of PCOS?
Published on, 08 August, 2023. Answered by Ms. Maryam Reinsch and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I am not pregnant; I have PCOS and am spotting a little blood but not having my periods. Will my periods come, or will the spotting continue?


Answered by Ms. Maryam Reinsch


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


At present, there is no cure for PCOS, but treatment can effectively manage its symptoms and enhance the likelihood of pregnancy. Though PCO syndrome cannot be completely cured, symptoms can be alleviated and pregnancy chances increased through various measures: If overweight, weight loss, combined with exercise, can lead to significant improvement. Avoiding sugar and white flour products, and opting for whole grain products, vegetables, salads, fruits, proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids can aid in weight loss. Healthy nutrition and exercise positively impact hormone balance and can reduce androgen levels. Hormone intake tailored to individual needs, such as an antiandrogenic birth control pill, is generally required if pregnancy is not desired. For those wishing to conceive, treatment with FSH or GnRH hormones can stimulate fertility. Insulin resistance can be managed with diabetes medication, improving sugar metabolism and possibly the menstrual cycle, increasing ovulation frequency and the chance of pregnancy. Implementing the mentioned actions can help stabilize your cycle and promote more frequent periods.



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Ms. Maryam Reinsch

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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