Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
This condition produces irregular cycles in females, signs of over production of androgens, weight gain, acne, increase hair growth and is often accompanied by infertility. It sometimes is part of a greater picture, which is called Metabolic Syndrome, which includes hypertension. There is often a link to diabetes, with a family history of such. An ultrasound of the ovaries displays multiple small cysts in the ovaries, which are follicles, which have not fully ovulated. The ovary is enlarged and dense. A blood test reveals a number of changes of the major female hormone, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), and LH (luteinizing hormone). When this condition is diagnosed there are many areas requiring attention and treatment.