Good News From Research on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
A woman with PCOS, showing no symptoms associated with the syndrome, has the same chances to conceive as a woman with normal ovaries, according to a recent study. PCOS is characterized by multiple cysts on a woman’s ovaries and can develop into symptoms such as infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, and excessive hair growth. The scientists compared pregnancy rates of women with healthy ovaries, women with PCOS showing no symptoms, and women with PCOS who show symptoms. The pregnancy rates of the first two groups were the same while the symptomatic PCOS patients took longer to conceive.