What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
PCOS is common hormonal condition that effects up to 10% of women who are of reproductive years. It is characterized by abnormal ovulation, elevated androgens (hormones that typically should only be high in men), and appearance of multiple small cysts in the ovaries. Prior to the diagnosis of PCOS being made, other conditions that may cause these characteristics should be examined and ruled out.
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