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What is the technical definition of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: A hormone disorder

Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels).
Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps.

In brief: A hormone disorder

Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels).
Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Polycystic ovarian syndrome

To make a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome two out of the three of the following criteria need to be met.
If one does not ovulate regularly, and or have elevated male hormones either by lab test or increase facial hair or abdominal and chest hair and or a chain of pearl appearance on ultrasound within the ovaries.

In brief: Polycystic ovarian syndrome

To make a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome two out of the three of the following criteria need to be met.
If one does not ovulate regularly, and or have elevated male hormones either by lab test or increase facial hair or abdominal and chest hair and or a chain of pearl appearance on ultrasound within the ovaries.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Thank
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