Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Most patients with this disorder are insulin resistant and have clinical features of an excessive male to female hormone imbalance. Whereas retention cysts may develop in one or both ovaries, this is not an essential feature of the disorder despite it’s name. Menses are most often missed or delayed, but can result in intermittent menstrual bleeding as the hormonal signals to plump up the lining of the uterus (endometrium) are defective and shedding of the endometrium becomes patchy. Other problems common to metabolic  syndrome which can develop include high blood pressure, high blood lipid (triglyceride) levels, obesity and type-2 diabetes.