3. Sudden hair loss
Instead of experiencing excess hair growth (or hirsutism) as a symptom, many women instead experience sudden hair loss as a symptom.
The fancier, scientific name for hair loss (not just sudden hair loss) is alopecia. In most reported cases thereof, alopecia can be attributed to a combination of genetics (so think of your nearest family members and ask yourself if they still have a full head of hair) and hormones.
There are other causes for it, including taking certain medications or pointing to the fact that there’s something wrong in your diet; some over the counter hair-care products can also cause hair loss if it presents in an allergy.
Hair loss in any part of the body can also be attributed to the hormonal changes that come with PCOS: The body produces more male hormones, and this affects the way the body produces (and thus grows) hair. Watch it closely.