It is associated with many health conditions and has an impact on various metabolic processes in the body. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when a woman experiences at least two of the following signs: irregular periods, excessive androgen (elevated levels of this male hormone) and polycystic ovaries, (when ovaries may be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs, which may result in the ovaries not functioning correctly).

PCOS is a very common reproductive disorder that effects as many as 15 % of the female population.

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