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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Around one in ten woman suffer some degree of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition where the ovary develops a tiny swelling, or follicle, inside which an egg is developing, but not to the stage when it is capable of being fertilized. This leads to a build-up of testosterone, which can cause the following symptoms:

  • Irregular or light periods or none at all
  • Problems getting pregnant
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Increased facial and body hair

If you think you may have the condition, visit your GP.

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