Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Symptoms


[Light music starts playing in the background] [Female voice] What is polycystic ovary syndrome? PCOS is a common health problem caused by
an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in
the ovaries. Some of the symptoms of PCOS include: Irregular menstrual cycle. Women with PCOS may miss periods or have fewer
periods. Or, their periods may come every 3 weeks,
or even more often. Some women with PCOS stop having menstrual
periods; Other symptoms include: too much hair on the
face, chin, or parts of the body where men usually have hair; Acne on the face, chest, and upper back; Thinning hair or hair loss on the scalp; male-pattern
baldness; Weight gain or difficulty losing weight; Darkening of skin, particularly along neck
creases, in the groin, and underneath breasts; And skin tags, which are small flaps of excess
skin in the armpits or neck area. To learn more about PCOS, including treatments,
visit womenshealth.gov.

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