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Does anyone with an ovarian cyst have excessive hair growth?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes, some at risk

Ovarian cysts are very common and can cause pain, or no symptoms at all.
However, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can cause many serious problems.Women with pcos usually have irregular periods, infertility and abnormal hair growth.Unusual hair growth in a woman should be evaluated.

In brief: Yes, some at risk

Ovarian cysts are very common and can cause pain, or no symptoms at all.
However, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can cause many serious problems.Women with pcos usually have irregular periods, infertility and abnormal hair growth.Unusual hair growth in a woman should be evaluated.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: PCOS

Ovarian cysts do not cause high androgen levels.
Isolated cysts are common. There is a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome which is associated with high male hormone levels. The cysts themselves are not the problem per se.

In brief: PCOS

Ovarian cysts do not cause high androgen levels.
Isolated cysts are common. There is a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome which is associated with high male hormone levels. The cysts themselves are not the problem per se.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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