Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is considered a hormonal disorder due to high levels of masculinizing hormones.
Females with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or none, excess male hormone levels, heavy periods and bleeding, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, and difficulties getting pregnant, among other symptoms.
Additionally, the ovaries may develop numerous small collections and cysts of fluid and fail to regularly release eggs.
There’s no definite cause known for PCOS. Nevertheless, treatment typically involve lifestyle changes (weight loss and exercise), the use of birth control pills to regulate periods and battle excess hair growth and acne.
If treatments are not effective, usually In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is used to getting pregnant.