Polycystic ovary syndrome is found in around 70% of women who have ovulation difficulties leading to infertility. This section of the website provides an in-depth look at the condition and outlines how it can affect your treatment. Please review this section carefully if you have been diagnosed with this condition.

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disease affecting 3-5% of women of reproductive age. Despite the fact that it was first recognised in 1935, the exact cause of the syndrome remains elusive and there is no ‘one-treatment-fits-all’ answer to ...

How is it diagnosed?

Information on how Polycystic ovary syndrome is diagnosed.

What is the difference between PCO and PCOS?

The term ‘polycystic ovaries’ describes the ovaries, as seen on the ultrasound scan above. Many women have ovaries that are polycystic, but do not have any of the other symptoms or hormone findings as described previously. Overall, around 20% of women of ...

Infertility treatment

Polycystic ovary syndrome is found in around 70% of women who have ovulation difficulties leading to infertility. This is more common in women who are overweight, and as a first-line treatment, weight reduction can be very successful in restarting spontaneous...