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What is PCOS?

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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LittleBoPeep252
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

KimG1028
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM

polycystic ovarian syndrome.

SexyTeacher1971
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 12:17 PM

What is that? I have heard of it but don't know what it is or the symptoms etc.

samanthasmom05
by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM

PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic ovarian syndrome presents a complex and baffling array of symptoms, consisting of some combination of the following symptoms that vary with each individual:

  • Multiple ovarian cysts
  • Irregular or absent menses
  • Infertility
  • Acne
  • Obesity or inability to lose weight
  • Excessive body or facial hair (hirsutism)
  • Insulin resistance and possibly diabetes
  • Thinning of scalp hair
  • Velvety, hyperpigmented skin folds (acanthosis nigricans)
  • High blood pressure
  • Polycystic ovaries that are 2-5 times larger than healthy ovaries.
  • Multiple hormone imbalances, commonly including:
    • Androgens (testosterone)
    • Cortisol
    • Estrogens
    • FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
    • Insulin.
    • LH (luteinizing hormone)
    • progesterone
    • Prolactin.
    • Thyroid hormones.
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