April 2021 - The Ultrasound Suite

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that is far more common than many of us realise. In fact, according to womenshealth.gov, the condition “affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.”

So what exactly is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – or, as it’s most often referred to as – PCOS?

Most women are born with two ovaries, with each one on either side of the womb (or uterus). The ovaries are glands that normally measure 2.5-5 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, and 0.6-1.5 cm thick; roughly the size of a large marble. Their main […]