PCOS is a disturbance of metabolic function, which may present with any of the following features:
- Irregular or no periods
- Acne and greasy skin
- Abnormal body hair
PCOS is characterized by excess production of male hormones, hormonal imbalance and/or impaired glucose tolerance. On pelvic ultrasound, ovaries will appear enlarged with multiple small follicular cysts. The incidence of PCOS is up to 8 to 20% of women worldwide and is very common in the female population of the UAE.