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A 29-year-old female asked:

What is pcos? my doc did follicular monitoring and on 14day my ovary size was 24.5mm.then she gave me gonadotropine injection to aid on conception.

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
PCOS: Pcos is polycystic ovarian syndrome, a complex condition usually associated with irregular menstrual cycles and unwanted symptoms of excess male hormone (like acne and/or male-type hair growth). Since it's associated with various medical problems, it's usually in your best interest to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. I'm an expert in this. www.reproendo.com.
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Dr. Teresa Iribarren
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Androgen excess : Pcos is a condition characterized by excessive androgen secretion by the ovaries. Presents with irregular menses that can lead to infertility. Other signs include obesity, hirsutism, insuline resistance and enlarged ovaries due to cysts. Patients with pcos have increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2015


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