A polycystic ovary is characterized by the presence of 8 or more follicles during menstruation, that is, under basal conditions. Normally, these follicles are 2-9 mm in size and are found at rest, so they tend to atrophy and form cysts.
Polycystic ovaries should not be confused with PCOS, as this syndrome is an endocrine and/or hormonal disorder in women. However, PCOS does not necessarily affect a woman's hormonal system.
However, there are times when women with polycystic ovaries describe menstrual changes such as:
- women with polycystic ovaries may have menstrual cycles without ovulation.
- long menstrual cycles of 35 days or more.
In such situations, a woman may have difficulty achieving pregnancy. However, there are treatments that induce ovulation, and therefore, it will be possible to achieve pregnancy naturally.