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PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)

A common female fertility problem is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This can affect the way a woman’s ovaries work, and it is thought to affect around 1 in 5 women in the UK.

Some will have symptoms which suggest they may have PCOS, such as irregular or absent periods, and skin problems such as acne and unwanted hair growth. Symptoms can vary from person to person. Being overweight is a common association and tends to make things harder to treat.



NHS: Polycystic ovary syndrome­polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos/

NHS guide to PCOS including symptoms, causes and possible treatment

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Verity: What is PCOS?

Verity is a national charity supporting women with PCOS, and has useful information about PCOS symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

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