Polyovary syndrome (PCOS), or polycystic ovarian syndrome, or Stein-Leventhal syndromeis a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones creating problem in the ovaries. The ovaries make the egg that is released each month as part of a healthy menstrual cycle. Females with PCOS, the egg may not develop or may not be released during ovulation. PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. Women between age of 15 to 40 years may have PCOS.
PCOS's principal signs and symptoms are related to menstrual disturbances and elevated levels of male hormones (androgens). Menstrual disturbances can include-delay of normalmenstruation amenorrhea),presence of fewer than normal menstrual period( oligomenorrhea)