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A woman dealing with PCOS is likely to experience different hormonal problems. In many instances, the ovaries start developing what is commonly known as a “functional ovarian cyst”. Here a sac develops on the surface of the ovary around a maturing egg. Normally, the sac tends to go away as soon as the egg gets released. But if the egg does not get released or the sac closes around the egg, it fills up with fluid and turns into a functional cyst. Hence, the term “polycystic” which literally indicates that the ovaries in a woman have numerous small cysts on them. Generally, the ovaries produce a small quantity of androgens or male sex hormones. However, in PCOS patients, the ovaries begin to produce higher quantities of androgens, which results in masculine symptoms such as additional body and facial hair along with male pattern baldness. Physicians should ideally search for different cysts on the ovaries, but not all women with PCOS have visible ovarian cysts.