PCOS is an endocrine disorder that affects women of reproductive age.Women may suffer from cysts in or on the ovaries; however, it is possible to be diagnosed with PCOS without them.
Common symptoms associated with PCOS include infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and obesity. Doctors who diagnose women with PCOS look for irregular periods, excess androgen and polycystic ovaries. If a woman suffers from at least two symptoms, the doctor may proceed with diagnosing her with PCOS.
Ovaries become enlarged and contain numerous small fluid-filled sacs which surround the eggs.
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