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How long does polycystic ovarian syndrome last?
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Lifetime
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a genetic predisposition, it's progressive and does not resolve itself.
On the other hand, symptoms due to pcos may worsen or improve. For some women weight loss improves menstrual irregularity, for example. Some cases of pcos also increase lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which it seems may be modified with drug treatment.

In brief: Lifetime
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a genetic predisposition, it's progressive and does not resolve itself.
On the other hand, symptoms due to pcos may worsen or improve. For some women weight loss improves menstrual irregularity, for example. Some cases of pcos also increase lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which it seems may be modified with drug treatment.
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