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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Cause

The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not fully understood, but genetics may be a factor.

PCOS problems are caused by hormone changes. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another.

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Last Updated: February 06, 2012
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