Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a complex female endocrine disorder that affects between 5% and 10% of women. PCOS is on the rise, and is the most common cause of infertility, but in my experience it is still largely misunderstood by many health care professionals.
There are a wide variety of symptoms, and women with this condition may suffer with all or just some of them. The name “polycystic ovary syndrome” is misleading because you can have PCOS with or without ovarian cysts, and if you do have ovarian cysts, it does not necessarily mean that you have PCOS. The cysts associated with PCOS are actually eggs that do not get released from the ovary because of abnormal hormone levels. When viewed on an ultrasound scan, the unreleased eggs look like a string of pearls sitting on the ovary.Read More