Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is generally characterized by the presence of polycystic ovaries, hyperandrogenism (the condition caused by excess male hormones or male-like traits) and irregular ovulation and menstruation. READ MORE

PCOS and Menopause

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, affects hormones levels, causing difficulties with fertility and raising some health risks. Find out what happens to PCOS when hormones change at menopause.

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I am a Hairy Woman Due to PCOS—And I am Happy and Proud of It

Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet mostly awake and said the words I have been waiting to hear since 2009: "There are no ulcers. You are in remission."

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Surprising PCOS Symptoms Women Often Ignore

Acne, excess hair growth and irregular periods may be signs of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. This common condition, caused by a hormonal balance, can be treated.

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The Truth About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered the most common cause of female infertility. But, with proper diagnosis and treatment, many women with PCOS are able to achieve a healthy pregnancy.


Have Unwanted Hair? You May Want to Get a Hormone Test

Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems.

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Signs of High Testosterone in Women

Find out what happens when testosterone levels in women are too high.

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