Polycystic ovary syndrome.

  title={Polycystic ovary syndrome.},
  author={Ann E Taylor},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={877-902, ix}
  • Ann E Taylor
  • Published 1998 in
    Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North…
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a syndrome and not a disease. It reflects multiple potential etiologies and variable clinical presentations that are reviewed in this article. In addition to menstrual dysfunction and hyperandrogenism, women with polycystic ovary syndrome also may have hypothalamic-pituitary abnormalities, polycystic ovaries on pelvic ultrasonography, infertility, obesity, and insulin resistance. A familial pattern occurs in some cases, suggesting a genetic component to the disorder… CONTINUE READING

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