Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome
Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome

Common symptoms of PCOS are shown in the image.

Normal ovarian cycle and Polycystic ovary syndrome
Normal ovarian cycle and Polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS is the main cause of infertility in women. It affects how the ovaries work and is linked to a hormone imbalance.

Illustration of a female disease - Polycystic ovary syndrome
Illustration of a female disease - Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small cysts.