Polycystic ovary syndromeSymptoms

If you experience symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), they'll usually become apparent in your late teens or early 20s.


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


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


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


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