Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a disorder that is very common among women of reproductive age. Women with this hormonal disorder often have small cysts on the outside of their ovaries. Symptoms of PCOS include irreg periods, acne, obesity and abnormal hair growth, especially on the face and body.
PCOS can make it difficult for women to become pregnant. It is important to seek treatment if you think you may have PCOS because its long-term complications include Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Your provider will talk to you about medications that can regulate your menstrual cycle, reduce excessive hair growth and help you ovulate if you are planning a pregnancy. There are excellent treatments available for PCOS.