Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation) and leads to an increase in male hormones. The ovaries become filled with multiple small cysts. The increased levels of male hormones can cause excess face or body hair growth, and acne. The hormonal disorder also causes infertility and irregular, heavy periods.

- Shaghayegh M. DeNoble, MD, FACOG, Advanced Gynecology and Laparoscopy of North Jersey

Watch Dr. DeNoble describe PCOS: