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Polycystic Ovarian Disorder - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome


Symptoms & Signs

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

The symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome include:

  • acne
  • amenorrhea, or the lack of menstruation
  • excess body hair
  • infertility
  • obesity
  • scanty or irregular menstruation
  • The woman may have several ovarian cysts, or fluid-filled sacs. Small ovarian cysts usually don't produce symptoms. Large cysts or multiple cysts may cause:

  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • low back pain
  • pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cysts may sometimes rupture, although this is rare. They may also start to twist. This can cause sudden abdominal pain, bloating, and stiffness.