Polycystic ovary disease


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

Polycystic ovary disease

A condition in which a woman has little or no menstruation, is infertile, has excessive body hair, and is obese. The ovaries may contain several cysts.
References in periodicals archive ?
Metformin can also be of value in the treatment of obese patients with diabetes due to its appetite suppression effects and it may ameliorate polycystic ovary disease.
Numerous published and ongoing studies have documented behavioral abnormalities and developmental delay in children prenatally exposed to the drug; it also increases the risk of polycystic ovary disease in women who take it.
Long-term health risks of obesity include: high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, breast cancer in women, gallbladder disease, arthritis, diabetes and polycystic ovary disease.
The study involved 112 women with primary infertility and typical symptoms of polycystic ovary disease who failed ovulation induction treatments for at least six cycles.
If you are worried about the amount of body hair you have, however, do see your doctor as, occasionally, it is a sign of a hormonal imbalance such as that which occurs in polycystic ovary disease.