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Polycystic ovary syndrome

By Anonymous July 21, 2017 - 7:18am
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I'm 18 and I haven't had my period for 4 months now And the dr has described this as polycystic ovary syndrome. What can be the cause Or is this just common in women please help me out As I'm a bit stressed ps:I have more radical hair than before

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid called follicles, located in each ovary as seen during an ultrasound exam.

Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In adolescents, infrequent or absent menstruation may raise suspicion for the condition.

The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown.

f your mother or sister has PCOS, you might have a greater chance of having it, too. Researchers also are looking into the possibility that certain genes are linked to PCOS.


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