Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Q: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
A: Polycystic ovary syndrome is a health problem that can affect a woman's:
With PCOS, women typically have:
- High levels of androgens that are sometimes called male hormones.
- Missed or irregular periods.
Q: What causes PCOS?
A: The cause of PCOS is unknown. But most experts think that several factors including genetics, could play a role. Women are more likely to have a mother or sister with PCOS. A main underlying problem is a hormonal imbalance.
Q: What are the symptoms of PCOS?
A: The symptoms of PCOS can vary from woman to woman. The main symptom we will address is an increase in hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes.