Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Health Topics

It's easy to get the care you need.

See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. PCOS may cause:

  • Your menstrual periods to be longer than normal
  • Your periods to occur less often than normal
  • An excess of the male hormone androgen
  • Your ovaries to release eggs on an irregular basis

Although there is no cure for PCOS, it is treatable. Ruby Shrestha, MD, explains:

Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

She also explains why PCOS may decrease your ability to get pregnant.

Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

Learn more about how PCOS affects female fertility.

It's easy to get the care you need.

See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.