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Difference between pcos or polycystic ovary disease?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
None, it is the same: Pcos stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. The pathophysiologically correct term is hcas - hyperandrogenism chronic anovulation syndrome.

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What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
PCOS: Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts. It's called a syndrome because different features/complaints may dominate in different women. Because it is an ovulatory disorder menstrual periods are irregular and natural fertility is often impaired.

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