Polycystic ovary syndromeDiagnosis

See your GP if you have any typical symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

overview

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects how the ovaries work.

symptoms

Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome include irregular periods, facial hair and difficulty getting pregnant.

causes

It's not clear what causes polycystic ovary syndrome, but it's thought to be linked to hormone problems.

treatments_overview

The main treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome is medicines for things like hair growth and irregular periods. Keeping a healthy weight also helps.

Page last reviewed: 01/02/2019
Next review due: 01/02/2022