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Polycystic ovaries contain a large number of harmless follicles, these fluid filled sacs usually contain under-developed eggs. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. It causes that the occurrence of multiple sacs but they are often unable to release an egg, which means that ovulation doesn't take place. Signs and symptoms can include no period, difficulty of getting pregnant, weight gain or excessive hair growth.