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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Usually not: Polycystic ovaries usually don't cause pain.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible: It is common to have cysts in the ovaries. As cysts develop the peritoneum covering the ovary becomes stretched - that stretching can cause pain, sometimes very intense pain.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of polycystic ovaries and its other conditions?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Multiple causes: Pcos is thought to be a genetic disorder. Mostly it involves Insulin resistance where eating simple sugars will raise male hormone levels. Also the brain produces more lh hormone which will also increase male hormones. Essentially this will prevent ovulation and increase hair growth and acne and unwanted weight gain.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Causes of polycystic ovaries?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Ovaries: Pcos is something you have from birth. It may take years to show up. It is a problem with hormones and Insulin secretion. No one knows exactly why it happens.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
PCOS: Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts. It's called a syndrome because different features/complaints may dominate in different women. Because it is an ovulatory disorder menstrual periods are irregular and natural fertility is often impaired.

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