What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

A complex disorder characterized by the presence of multiple cysts on the ovaries, irregular or no menstrual periods and regularly associated with excessive amounts of body hair (hirsutism), excessive body weight, infertility and insulin resistance.

How do members experience polycystic ovary syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with polycystic ovary syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for polycystic ovary syndrome*

*Data from patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with polycystic ovary syndrome*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Aldactone)
Perceived effectiveness
for polycystic ovary syndrome (5 evaluations)
Side effects
acne breakout constipation
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
polycystic ovary syndrome (8)
Treatment

(Metformin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
polycystic ovary syndrome (6)
Treatment

(Depo-Provera)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
polycystic ovary syndrome (1)

*Data from patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has polycystic ovary syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 17
20s 311
30s 962
40s 941
50s 429
60s 98
70+ 14

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 2,730