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What are symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

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Symptoms include:

  • No periods, irregular periods, or irregular bleeding
  • No ovulation or irregular ovulation
  • Obesity or weight gain (although thin women may have PCOS)
  • Insulin resistance (an indicator of prediabetes)
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal cholesterol with high triglycerides
  • Excess hair growth on the body and face (hirsutism)
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Thinning hair or male-pattern baldness

From: Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on August 19, 2016
Reviewed by Nivin Todd on August 19, 2016

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