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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

23 May 2014
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition which is characterized via largening and formation of a number of small cysts in the ovaries, which lead to some hormone related issues, and, the causes of which are not fully understood, yet. The ultrasonography picture reveals small cysts in the ovary of a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)People with polycystic ovary syndrome may experience the following;
  •   *Latent/infrequent menstruation (oligomenorrhea)
  •   *Acne
  •   *Obesity (being overweight)
  •   *Excessive hairiness (hirsutism)
  •   *Oocyte not released during menstruation (anovulation); thus, infertility.

When hormone tests are done on blood, a variety of conditions are visible; specifically LH (luteinizing hormone) and male related hormone (testosterone, DHEAS) levels will be high. In this syndrome, the balance between FSH and LH hormones secreted by hypophysis (a section in the brain) and which regulate ovarian hormone production are damaged. As a result of this,

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