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What is the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Good question

Pcos is a condition which patient may have multiple cysts in the ovary, irregular period, increased male hormone production, et al.
Ovarian cyst is a very common condition which means a cyst present in the ovary. There are many kind of ovarian cysts, and most of them are benign and physiological. Pcos patients may have ovarian cysts, but patients with cyst usually do not have pcos.

In brief: Good question

Pcos is a condition which patient may have multiple cysts in the ovary, irregular period, increased male hormone production, et al.
Ovarian cyst is a very common condition which means a cyst present in the ovary. There are many kind of ovarian cysts, and most of them are benign and physiological. Pcos patients may have ovarian cysts, but patients with cyst usually do not have pcos.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: The same

Poly means many or several.

In brief: The same

Poly means many or several.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: PCOS

Ovary normal structure is polycistic.
In pcos the cysts are enlarged compared with regular ovarian cysts. It s like regular cysts on steroids. Thats why the ovaries sometimes are enlarged in pcos compared with normal ovaries.

In brief: PCOS

Ovary normal structure is polycistic.
In pcos the cysts are enlarged compared with regular ovarian cysts. It s like regular cysts on steroids. Thats why the ovaries sometimes are enlarged in pcos compared with normal ovaries.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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