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PCOS is a common condition that affects the way your ovaries work. It’s estimated to affect up to 10% of women.
The 3 main features (You need 2 out of the 3 to be diagnosed with PCOS) include:⁣
  • Irregular or absent periods⁣
  • An excess of male hormones (androgens)⁣ causing excess hair growth or acne
  • Polycystic Ovaries⁣ (cysts on the ovaries)
The ovaries store and release eggs and also produce sex hormones. Every month, an egg is released from one of your ovaries and this is called ovulation. Before the egg is released, it develops in a small fluid filled sac called a follicle.
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