BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder in women where the ovaries become enlarged and retain fluid. PCOS symptoms include irregular or missed periods, excessive body hair, high levels of the hormone insulin, and weight gain. Exact causes are unknown, but excess insulin, general inflammation and heredity (in the family) are thought to play a role.