A 29-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?
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Dr. Khurram Rehmananswered
Fertility Medicine 28 years experience
Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?
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Dr. Neeoo Chinanswered
Fertility Medicine 42 years experience
PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman has. One of the features is abnormal ovulation, increased hair growth or acne, elevated male hormones, and ultrasound evidence of a string of pearls in the ovaries. Two out of the three previous criteria are necessary to make a diagnosis of pcos.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
What are the common symptoms of polycystic ovaries?
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Dr. Peter Baumannanswered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS: The most prominent symptom of PCOS is irregular cycles, with extended periods of no bleeding (e.g., 3 or 4 periods per year) followed by periods of bleeding for more than a week to weeks that bring women to the gynecologist. The irregular cycles are the result of lack of ovulation, which in turn results in an inability to conceive.
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Last updated Jan 28, 2020
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