Enlargement of and cyst formation in the
ovaries (polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS). But PCOS is
a multisystem condition that also causes irregular menstrual cycles, weight
gain, acne, excess hair growth, and insulin problems. Also, the cysts present in PCOS are usually less than 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) in diameter, smaller than is usually found in functional ovarian cysts.
By Meryl Davids Landau
When you were in your 20s and 30s, you probably ignored random aches or other minor physical annoyances, and they usually went away. But now those symptoms can come back — often with a different cause, and calling for more serious attention.