What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

We don't know. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of problems that tend to occur together: lots of little cysts on the ovary, irregular menstrual cycles and problems with extra hormones. Unfortunately, we just don't know what comes first or what causes what.

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What cause Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and do exercises and losing weight cause this? Or this is something that females born with?

Born with. this is a birth defect and not caused by weight loss or exercise. Read more...
Weight gain not loss. PCOS is caused by insulin resistance in the majority of people with this condition. Typically there is a family history for diabetes, weight problems, and other family members with PCOS. You are born with the genetic tendency, but weight gain contributes to insulin resistance. Weight loss improves the condition. Read more...

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...