Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. It occurs when very small cysts develop in your ovaries and then regular egg release is interrupted.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. It occurs when very small cysts develop in your ovaries and then regular egg release is interrupted.

PCOS affects about 5-10% of women in their reproductive years. It often occurs in the teenage years and early twenties and can lead to infrequent periods or no periods at all (amenorrhea), subfertility (because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate) and high levels of ‘male hormones’ called androgens.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with an increased risk of problems in later life, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fertility problems
  • Excessive male pattern hair growth usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
    Weight gain
  • Thinning hair and hair loss from the head
  • Oily skin or acne

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*For information purposes only. If you have any health concerns, seek immediate attention from your doctor.