Frequency of hirsutism in patients with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)


  • Ghafoor Ullah Assistant Professor, Dermatology Unit, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Tahir Ghaffar Assistant Professor, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Nazish Kamal Civil Hospital Shamshatto Subdivision Hassan Khel, Pakistan
  • Farhad Ali Emergency Medical Officer DHQ Hospital Landikotal, Pakistan


polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS, hirsutism, hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, obesity, oligo-ovulatory, infertility


Objective: To estimate the prevalence of PCOS, a clinically noticeable disorder in women that causes excessive development of coarse or dark hair on the face, chest, and back in a male-like pattern, between first-degree female relatives in families with a proband who has the condition. Methods: A history of oligomenorrhea, hirsutism or biochemical proof of hyperandrogenism (raised entire or free T) and other illnesses were used to diagnose PCOS. Moreover, for better results, Study participants through PCOS (age 24.3G5.8 years, Body Mass Index 26.8G6.9 kg/m2) were used for better results. An R8-modified Ferriman-Gallwey score was used to characterize hirsutism. Results: 24% of the mothers and 32% of the sisters among the moms and sisters assessed had PCOS, respectively. Only premenopausal women who were not receiving treatment i.e., moms (35%) and sisters (40%) for PCOS were found to have the condition, which is consistent with symptoms becoming better due to hormone therapy or age. These PCOS prevalence percentages are much greater than the illness's frequency in the normal community (about 4%), which points to a considerable hereditary component. Furthermore, in comparison to female without hirsutism, hirsute female were pretty young, had greater BMIs, and also had greater amounts of circulatory androgens.


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Ullah, G., Ghaffar, T., Kamal, N., & Ali, F. (2023). Frequency of hirsutism in patients with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(S9), 4623–4631.



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