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polycystic ovary syndrome

a hormonal disorder in which the Graafian follicles in the ovary fail to develop completely so that they are unable to ovulate, remaining as multiple cysts that distend the ovary. The result is infertility, obesity, and hirsutism
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Because of that, my philosophy is that one needs to identify these women--whether they have polycystic ovaries or the full-blown syndrome--identify what risk factors they have at the time, and follow them closely, essentially forever," Dr.
HOW TO TACKLE IT: "You can't get rid of polycystic ovaries, but you can treat the symptoms if they occur," says Dr Elizabeth Owen, consultant gynaecologist at the West Middlesex Hospital.
Half the volunteers had polycystic ovaries, with the rest acting as a control group.
Polycystic ovaries in childhood: a common finding in daughters of PCOS patients of PCOS patients.
Around 25% of women have polycystic ovaries (diagnosed through an ultrasound scan) but less than half of these have PCOS.
Polycystic ovaries affect over 20 per cent of women and around 6 to 7 per cent of women with polycystic ovaries have PCOS, explained Dr Namita Pawar, Specialist Gynaecologist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah.
Temporary and permanent hair-loss, can be a side effect of taking medication, a result of stress, poor diet, environmental pollutants, anaemia, hormonal imbalance, the menopause polycystic ovaries, post-pregnancy, an inactive thyroid or it could be hereditary.
Polycystic ovaries are usually ovaries that contain a large number of harmless cysts and, in some women, the levels of the male hormone testosterone are also abnormally high.
Obesity can also affect the chances of conception, being linked to conditions such as polycystic ovaries.
Polycystic ovaries and associated clinical and biochemical features in young women.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous syndrome characterised by excess androgen secretion manifested by hirsutism, ovarian dysfunction with or without polycystic ovaries.