A 30-year-old member asked:
does anyone with an ovarian cyst have excessive hair growth?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Reid Blackwelder answered
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, some at risk: Ovarian cysts are very common and can cause pain, or no symptoms at all.However, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can cause many serious problems.Women with pcos usually have irregular periods, infertility and abnormal hair growth.Unusual hair growth in a woman should be evaluated.
Answered on Jul 13, 2012
Dr. Samuel Freedman answered
8 years experience Pediatrics
PCOS: Ovarian cysts do not cause high androgen levels. Isolated cysts are common. There is a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome which is associated with high male hormone levels. The cysts themselves are not the problem per se.
Answered on Jul 23, 2012
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