Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that often causes irregular and heavy periods. Left untreated, it can lead to fertility problems. In fact, PCOS is a common but treatable cause of infertility that affects 10% of women of childbearing age.
If you have symptoms of PCOS, effective treatments are available. At Dekalb Women's Specialists, we specialize in diagnosing and treating PCOS.
What Is PCOS?
PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that may lead to infertility in women. If you have PCOS, it means a large number of small, fluid-filled cysts have developed on or inside either of your ovaries. Because of a problem with your hormones, an egg may not develop properly within the ovary, or it may not be released during ovulation as it’s supposed to.
The reason why this happens isn’t completely clear, but you may be at risk of developing PCOS if you are obese or have a family member with PCOS.