Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO) is an Endocrine, Gynaecological and Reproductive disorder characterised by multiple cystic growths on the ovaries, and affects millions of people with ovaries worldwide. Polycystic Ovaries develops when the ovaries are stimulated to produce excessive amounts of male hormones (androgens), particularly testosterone, either through the release of excessive luteinising hormone (LH) by the pituitary gland or through high levels of insulin in the blood (hyperinsulinaemia) in people whose ovaries are sensitive to this stimulus.

It is said that 20% of people with ovaries have PCOS, but this is based on the people who are diagnosed. With so many people misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed, it is hard to say just how many people actually have PCOS.

PCOS is the most common disorder that affects a woman’s menstrual cycle and can affect her fertility. It is now known to be a genetic and hereditary condition.

Research now shows that it is often takes up to 3 years, or more, before a woman gets a proper definitive diagnosis and many people actually do not know that have PCOS at all. PCOS is one of the misdiagnosed conditions that affects people of all shapes and sizes and is indiscriminate of age.

It is a complex issue that can be a leading cause of infertility, yet not everyone with this syndrome will be infertile, or have troubles conceiving.

There are many signs and symptoms that someone has PCOS and some of these are:

  • Irregular or absent cycle
  • Acne
  • Excess body or facial hair (hirsutism)
  • Weight gain
  • and much more.

It can also cause emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression and people with PCOS are at high risk of developing  diabetes and other health issues.

There are many myths about PCOS and it important that people know these facts and see an expert in PCOS to help with ongoing management of this condition.

The PCOS Experts

The PCOS Experts (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Experts) was founded by PCOS Expert Dr Andrew Orr, who has a master of Women’s Health Medicine, and a master of Reproductive medicines, and has over 25 years of clinical experience assisting women’s health conditions such as PCOS,

Dr Orr is very vocal about the education and the proper facts around PCOS, and also how many people are missed and dismissed on their journey to diagnosis, if they are actually diagnosed.

Hence Dr Orr created The Experts Program, which included the PCOS Experts. The PCOS Experts is a group of experts who have a special interest in PCOS. Many are of practitioners in the Experts Program are experts in their own right, but some have also undertaken The Experts Program training and certification to become experts as well.

The PCOS Experts consists of expert practitioners such as medical practitioners, advanced trained laparoscopic excision surgeons, allied health practitioners, pelvic floor specialists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, psychologists, and also complementary medicine practitioners.

If you are looking for an expert in PCOS, you need to contact The PCOS Experts (incl.