Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome


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Polycystic ovary syndrome: A disease of the ovaries in women that has various impacts on female hormones. As the name suggests, the disease is caused by frequent cysts on the ovaries.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a syndrome in which the ovaries are enlarged and have several fluid-filled sacs or cysts. These cysts may look like a string of pearls or a pearl necklace. A woman can develop one cyst or many cysts. Polycystic ovaries are usually 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal. Women with PCOS may experience a number of other symptoms as well. PCOS is a leading cause of infertility and is the most common reproductive syndrome in women of childbearing age. 1

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1. excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC

Last revision: June 10, 2003

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