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What are the common causes of pcos?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Not known: It is not known what triggers pcos. Something at molecular and genetic level triggers the cascade of ovarian and hormonal changes. That in turn effects the entire body.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Obesity: The predominent theory as to the cause for pcos is the elevated estrogen levels that occur as a result of obesity. While some women with pcos are not overweight - the vast majority are - and most of them will experience resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss.
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