Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive
age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male
hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid
(follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early
diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term
complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.