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I have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Can these 2 be related? If not, what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Not generally

These 2 generally are not related.
Pcos is caused by Insulin resistance which leads to high male hormone levels (testosterone) in the ovary which keeps you from ovulating. Pcos is caused by multiple genes, but worsens with weight gain. Weight loss will occasionally help to resume menstruation. You should also see your doctor to make sure you get tested for diabetes/prediabetes.

In brief: Not generally

These 2 generally are not related.
Pcos is caused by Insulin resistance which leads to high male hormone levels (testosterone) in the ovary which keeps you from ovulating. Pcos is caused by multiple genes, but worsens with weight gain. Weight loss will occasionally help to resume menstruation. You should also see your doctor to make sure you get tested for diabetes/prediabetes.
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