Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. Women with this condition typically have high levels of hormones called androgens, missed or irregular periods, and many small cysts in their ovaries. The cause of PCOS is unknown, but probably involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment for PCOS may involve birth control pills and medications for diabetes and infertility. Medicines called anti-androgens are also used to speed the growth of hair and clear acne.
Source: GARD Last updated on 05-01-20
An unknown % of people have these symptoms.
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|Enlarged polycystic ovaries|
|Abnormality of metabolism/homeostasis|
|Hypoplasia of lymphatic vessels|
|Neoplasm of the trachea|
|Increased urinary urate|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance|
Womenshealth.gov provides information on polycystic ovarian syndrome. This website is a source for reliable and current information on women’s health issues.
Last updated on 04-27-20
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