Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)


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polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcosPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder in women that is also a leading cause of infertility.
According to WomensHealth.gov, 10 to 20 percent of women of childbearing age suffer from PCOS.
PCOS is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in the world, with less than 25 percent of women with PCOS being diagnosed.
PCOS is characterized by seemingly unrelated symptoms and may include irregular or absent periods, lack of ovulation, weight gain, acne, excessive facial hair and infertility.
There is no cure for PCOS yet, but medications used to induce ovulation may help women with PCOS get pregnant.
Alan Martinez, MD., is here to help answer questions relating to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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