No longer "D"isease. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a preferred term for this condition. A very prominent reproductive endocrinologist will answer this question. As a high-risk obstetrician, i want you to know that many women facing fertility challenges do get pregnant and go on to see my obstetrician or perinatology colleagues.
The same. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the proper term for this condition. The reason is that this is a condition - a group of symptoms, and not a disease (pcod).
Basically nothing. Polycystic ovarian disease is an older term and it not used very often any more. We replaced the d for disease with s for syndrom to better reflect the idea that pcos is a discription of certain symptoms and not really a specific disease.
Disease vs. Syndrome. Pcod(polycystic ovarian disease) was the term in the past that was used to describe multi-cystic ovaries.It was laterr discovered that pcod is not a disease, but a syndrome(pcos) that included extra hair growth(hirsutism), obesity, pre-diabetes, and anovulation(no spontaneous ovulation)..