This can range from less than nine menstrual cycles in
a year (more than 35 days between cycles) to
no menstrual periods.3 Some women
with PCOS have regular periods but are not ovulating every month. This means that their ovaries are not releasing an egg each month.
- Hair loss from the scalp and hair growth (hirsutism) on the face, chest, back, stomach, thumbs, or toes. About 70% of women in the United States with PCOS complain of these hair problems caused by high androgen levels.