Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
How to Recognize Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Signs and symptoms of PCOS vary. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when you experience at least two of these signs
- Irregular periods
- Excess levels of the male hormone, androgen
- Polycystic ovaries
PCOS signs and symptoms are typically more severe if you’re obese.
How to Enroll
Despite being one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of reproductive age, few therapeutic options are available for women with PCOS that directly address the underlying pathophysiology of disease. Clinical studies are an important step to understanding the cause of and finding treatment for PCOS. If you have concerns about your menstrual periods, or if you are experiencing infertility, or if you have signs of excess androgen such as worsening hirsutism, acne and male-pattern baldness, you may be eligible to participate in a new research study or clinical trial.
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Volunteer today to see if you qualify for our PCOS clinical research study, Qualified volunteers may be compensated for time and travel.