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What is meant by polycystic ovaries?
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Big/ High follicle #
Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'.
Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos.

In brief: Big/ High follicle #
Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'.
Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos.
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