What exactly is polycystic ovary syndrome?

A hormone disorder. Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps.

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Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really. The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. Read more...

I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days, I have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do I get pregnancy?

Possibly. PCOS interferes with a woman's fertility, but most women with PCOS do ovulate, albeit irregularly, and can get pregnant if having sex. Even if using birth control or taking hormones, you should take a pregnancy test. Another possibility is breakthrough bleeding from an excessively thick uterine lining, a common problem with PCOS. In either case, I recommend you see a gynecologist. Read more...
Not sure. 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months. Read more...

What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

A syndrome. Pcos is a syndrome where you have some combination of ovulation problems, symptoms of excess male hormone and large numbers of small follicles on the ovaries on ultrasound. Read more...