Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)



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Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH
David Ehrmann, MD


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PCOS Challenge
Mayo Clinic

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) is a hormonal disorder defined by a group of signs and symptoms. These may include:


  • Irregular or absent menstrual periods
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain (especially at the waist)
  • Acne
  • Excess hair on the face and body
  • Thinning hair on the scalp