Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when the ovaries produce an excess of androgens (male hormones) and small cysts develop on the ovaries. Symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, infertility, acne, weight gain, and excess hair growth on the face and body.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
If you experience irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, or symptoms such as acne, weight gain, or excess facial and body hair, it's time to see a doctor for a PCOS evaluation. A doctor can diagnose PCOS and recommend treatment options such as medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery to manage your symptoms and improve your fertility.