In women with PCOS, the ovaries make more androgens(male hormones) than normal. High levels of these hormones affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation. This leads to problems in egg formation & Egg release.
Women with PCOS have a high chance of miscarriages, gestational diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy(In women above 35 yrs.)
The cause of PCOS is unknown. Several factors, including genetics, could play a role. Women with PCOS are more likely to have a mother or sister with PCOS or family history of diabetes. Insulin may be linked to PCO. Many women with PCOS have excess insulin appears to increase the production of high male hormone levels leading to Acne, Excessive hair growth, Weight gain, Problems with Egg Release.
The symptoms of PCOS can vary from woman to woman. Some of the symptoms of PCOS include:
In addition to causing problems in egg formation & release, PCOS is also associated with other problems like:-