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What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

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A common ovulation problem that affects about 5% to 10% of women in their reproductive years is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that can cause the ovaries not to work. In most cases, the ovaries become enlarged and appear covered with tiny, fluid-filled cysts.

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

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