In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), your ovaries make large amounts of androgens, which are a type of hormone. This hormone prevents or delays ovulation, causing irregular periods.

A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t well understood, but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Symptoms include menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne and obesity.

Treatments include birth control pills to regularize periods, medication called motorman to prevent diabetes, satins to control high cholesterol, hormones to increase fertility and procedures to remove excess hair.

Symptoms and Causes: 

  • Irregular periods or no periods at all.
  • Difficulty getting pregnant (because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate)
  • Excessive hair growth– usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks.
  • Weight gain.
  • Thinning hair and hair loss from the head.
  • Oily skin or acne.